Safeguards: friends or foes of liberalization in the Asia-Pacific? (ESCAP Trade Insights: Issue No.2)

Working paper18 Oct 2014

This policy brief, issued as part of the Trade Insights series, reviews the role of safeguards in the Asia-Pacific region and discusses whether such measures promote or hinder liberalization.

The Trade Insights series summarizes current trade related issues; offers examples of good practice in trade policymaking; and helps disseminate key research findings of relevance to policy. The series is intended to inform both trade and development practitioners and the general public.