ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Open Regionalism and APEC

APEC has now functioned for more than one decade but its record is not very impressive. This article argues that the operational aspects of APEC have clearly highlighted the limitations of APEC's governing framework, i e, open regionalism. The paper shows that APEC's trade liberalisation strategy is a frail initiative and argues that APEC might be betteroff focusing on deep economic integration issues.

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