chapter  11
Automobiles: an industry study
ByRoger Farrell, Christopher Findlay
Pages 15

Rapid change is occurring in the regional patterns of trade in the automotive industry. There is evidence, for example, of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) export success into markets in Japan, not only for motorcycles and standard components, but also for complex components (Farrell and Findlay 2001a). Another significant change is the emergence of China as a competitor in those markets. These results illustrate the scope for market access in Japan for developing country suppliers, such as those based in ASEAN.