Market and trade information - ADB
Jong Woo KANG
Regional Cooperation and Integration Division (ERCI)
Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Asian Development Bank
Tel: +632 632 5984
Fax: +632 636 2183
E-mail: jkang [at] adb.org
As part of the efforts to build, consolidate, and disseminate information that promotes transparency and uniformity in regional cooperation and integration, ADB launched Asia Regional Information Center (ARIC) website in October 2006, which is updated on a regular basis.
The Regional Integration Indicators Database shows the trend of regional integration as well as global indicators which measure a country’s openness to international trade, investment, and financial markets.
The FTA database tracks a comprehensive listing of bilateral and plurilateral FTAs with at least one of ADB’s 48 regional members as signatory. It provides three types of information:
- Statistical tables on the status of FTAs in Asia;
- Available resources on each FTA (i.e. legal documents, official summaries, studies, news, opinions, FTA membership, and an external link to the UNESCAP database); and
- A comparative FTA toolkit which enables comparison of chapters/provisions of concluded Asian FTAs.