Reexamining FTAs

. . . is the topic of my Trade Tripper column in this Friday-Saturday issue of BusinessWorld. Excerpt:

"Your friendly neighborhood Trade Tripper isn’t exactly the biggest fan of free trade agreements or FTAs. Although, pragmatically speaking, I should because with the increase in FTAs comes an increase in complexity in the trade arrangements of the Philippines. And complexity, as the joke goes, is something that any lawyer would love to pin his billings on."