Realizing the East Asia Vision

Hadi Soesastro
JEL codes: 
CSIS Working Paper Series, WPE 090

This paper examines the developments of three separate FTAs between ASEAN and the +3
countries. It is still unclear how these separate FTAs will be amalgamated into an EAFTA, and
whether that can happen before 2020. This paper argues that much will depend on the pace of
ASEANs own economic integration. The likely alternative is that China will become the main
driver of the process.