Feb 01, 2023 to Sep 30, 2023
Funding Agency:
Focus Area(s):
Competition Policy, Trade and Industry, Regional Integration
Project Director:
Quimba, Francis Mark A.

While the Philippine FTAs brought substantial trade liberalization, the actual utilization in the country failed to expand over the last decade, as many Philippine firms did not take advantage of the preferential tariffs (Quimba et al. 2022). Thus, assessing the impact of FTA use on firm performance was deemed beneficial in stimulating interest not only in developing FTA negotiation strategies, but also formulating policies that would encourage firms to utilize FTAs.

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