OPEN SKIES OR OPEN CLUBS? NEW ISSUES FOR ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION

Air transport continues to lie outside the rules of the world trading system. Yet pressures for changes in the management of trade in air transport services are emerging within the bilateral system of regulation, particularly through United States efforts to negotiate so-called Open Skies arrangements, but also through new regional arrangements. A new method is outlined of exploiting the trends in regional cooperation and the pressures induced by the United States strategy to facilitate the liberalization of air transport markets. This method applies the principles of what have been called open clubs. The principles include transparency and openness to new members as well as the absence of an intention to discriminate against outsiders. These principles are consistent with the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation's (APEC's) strategy of open regionalism. The paper suggest that APEC is a suitable process within which to develop the application of the open club ideal and it outlines the manner in which its principles might be applied to air transport.

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  • Authors:
    • Elek, A
    • Findlay, C
    • Hooper, P
    • Warren, T
  • Publication Date: 1999-7

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  • Accession Number: 00792835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 27 2000 12:00AM