Political and Economic Cooperation in the Asia Pacific Region
Fukunari KIMURA, Professor, Keio University & Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
Taking into account the changes in the international trade system caused by the Ukraine crisis, the U.S. mid-term election, and the National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, among other factors, we analyze various aspects of the future of the free trade system. The China-U.S. trade war and the rapid progression of the digital economy have considerable impact on multinational firms, and the situation is evolving rapidly. In view of these developments, we conduct forum-style workshops to provide businesses with the latest information.