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aecmonitoring.asean.org – Monitoring ASEAN Economic Integration

ASEAN Economic Integration Brief, Issue No. 4

Date Published: November 2018

Summary: This fourth issue of the AEIB was released in time for the 33rd ASEAN Summit. The issue features three thematic articles. In the special feature article, H.E. Mr. Chan Chun Sing, the Minister for Trade and Industry of Singapore and Chair of the ASEAN Economic Ministers 2018, highlights the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) agenda under the Singapore’s 2018 ASEAN Chairmanship. The second article, by Alan Bollard, the Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Secretariat, highlights APEC main agenda under the Papua New Guinea’s inaugural APEC chairmanship this year. Lastly, the third article contributed by Choi Shing Kwok, the Director of ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute of Singapore, looks into the need for a speedy conclusion of the Comprehensive Air Transport Agreement (CATA), which would bring benefits for businesses, consumers, and travellers alike. This issue also includes regular sections on regional economic outlook, updates on the AEC, and the latest ASEAN statistics. A centre-fold infographic illustrating ASEAN in the Fourth Industrial Revolution is also included.