Title

An Analysis of EU Free Trade Agreements and Negotiations with Southeast Asian Countries

Campus

Gainesville

Publication date

2021

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Book or Journal Information

New Challenges and Opportunities in European-Asian Relations

Keywords

EU-ASEAN, EU trade, ASEAN trade, Southeast Asia, EU FTA, EU-Southeast Asia

Abstract

This chapter examines the EU’s interactions on the level of FTAs with Southeast Asian countries with a focus on two sets of ASEAN states: Vietnam and Singapore, where deals have been concluded and are in effect as of 2019 and 2020, respectively. It also covers Indonesia and Thailand, with which negotiations are ongoing since 2016 and on hold since 2014, respectively. The authors assess the successes and challenges in attaining these FTAs within the backdrop of the strategic concerns over the rise of China and growing U.S. retrenchment, particularly within the context of Southeast Asia.

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An Analysis of EU Free Trade Agreements and Negotiations with Southeast Asian Countries

This chapter examines the EU’s interactions on the level of FTAs with Southeast Asian countries with a focus on two sets of ASEAN states: Vietnam and Singapore, where deals have been concluded and are in effect as of 2019 and 2020, respectively. It also covers Indonesia and Thailand, with which negotiations are ongoing since 2016 and on hold since 2014, respectively. The authors assess the successes and challenges in attaining these FTAs within the backdrop of the strategic concerns over the rise of China and growing U.S. retrenchment, particularly within the context of Southeast Asia.