Asian regionalism and the shaping of state-owned enterprises rules in trade agreements

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Author(s)

  • Xueji Su

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Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)596-617
Journal / PublicationAsia Pacific Law Review
Volume31
Issue number2
Online published5 Jun 2023
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Abstract

This article explores Asian regionalism in the context of rule-making for cross-border regulation of State-owned enterprises (SOEs). Asian regionalism is defined by the normative integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) which features a ‘hard-law obligations with structured flexibility’ paradigm in handling systematic conflicts. On the intra-regional level, the ASEAN aims to create a level-playing field through soft harmonization of competition law and policy. On the multilateral level, several ASEAN countries joined the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which contains a set of rules dedicated to SOEs. These rules are paradigmatic of the emerging trend in cross-border SOE regulation. This article investigates whether and how the ASEAN way of structured flexibility is manifest in the emerging international rules on SOEs and its implications for cross-border SOE regulation. © 2023 School of Law, City University of Hong Kong.

Research Area(s)

  • ASEAN, Asian Regionalism, competitive neutrality, CPTPP, regional trade agreement, State-owned enterprise, structured flexibility

Citation Format(s)

Asian regionalism and the shaping of state-owned enterprises rules in trade agreements. / Su, Xueji.
In: Asia Pacific Law Review, Vol. 31, No. 2, 2023, p. 596-617.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review