Asean-Korea FTA Economic Partnership: The Case Of Thailand And Its Solution On TBT Problem
Technical trade barriers between Korea and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) were examined and possible solutions were discussed. Under the ASEAN-Korea FTA, tariffs have been significantly reduced; however, non-tariff barriers (NTBs) such as SPS and TBT in each ASEAN country remain largely in effect. This research approached non-tariff barrier problems through the core values of the ASEAN region. Values that impeded the integration of the ASEAN area included the lack of dispute settlement mechanisms and a strong legal system uniting member nations. In addition to examining ASEAN limitations, the improvement of TBT agreement with South Korea was analyzed from a new perspective.
Keywords: Technical Barriers to Trade(TBT), Non-Tariff Measures, ASEAN Way, Regionalism, FTA-TBT