Introduction: Services supply chain-the impact on trade and development in East Asian countries

Fukunari Kimura, Shandre Mugan Thangavelu, Christopher Findlay, Lurong Chen

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A well-developed services supply chain is crucial for regional integration. In the context of East Asia and ASEAN, it will allow countries at varying development stages to effectively participate in regional as well as global supply chains. This paper examines services from a supply chain perspective and discusses policy implications for liberalization of the sector in East Asian economies. In particular, the study focuses on global value chain (GVC) activities for services that are independent of linkages to the manufacturing sector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)141-152
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Southeast Asian Economies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1



  • East Asia
  • Global Value Chains (GVCs)
  • Services
  • Trade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Political Science and International Relations

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