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Articles on AEC 2015

Date Published: Dec 2015

Summary: It is hoped that this series of articles will provide all stakeholders of AEC, be it the business community, scholars, students or the general public, a better understanding of what AEC is all about.


Trade in Goods

1. Tariff Liberalisation : Lowering Costs of Cross-border Trade

2. Non-Tariff Measures, Non-Tariff Barriers and ASEAN Trade Repository : Lowering Trade Costs beyond Tariff

3. Rules Of Origin and Self-Certification : Simplified Rules Toward Greater Market Access

4. Customs Integration : Simplifying Rules and Procedures for Freer Flow of Goods

5. ASEAN Single Window : Lowering the Costs of Trade through Faster Customs Clearance

6. Automotive Products : Harmonising Standards and Technical Regulations

7. Cosmetics Products : Harmonisation of Regulation for Safety and Quality of Cosmetics Products

8. Electronics and Electronic Equipment : Harmonising Standards and Certifications

9. Medical Device : Reducing Technical Barriers while Safeguarding Public Health

10. Medicinal Products : Ensuring Safety of Medicinal Products across ASEAN

11. Prepared Foodstuff : Facilitating Trade of Safe Food across ASEAN

12. Rubber-Based Products : Trading Rubber-Based Products across ASEAN and Globally

13. Traditional Medicines and Health Supplements : Assuring Safety and Quality through Harmonised Technical Requirements

Trade in Services

1. ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services : Promoting Free Flow of Services through Progressive Liberalisation

2. Movement of Natural Persons : Facilitating Services Integration in ASEAN

3. Mutual Recognition Arrangements in Services : ASEAN Professionals on the Move

Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

1. ASEAN Food Security : Ensuring the Supply of Rice in The Region

2. Food Safety in Agri-Products : Enhancing Food Safety through Harmonized Quality Standards

3. ASEAN Maximum Residue Levels : Enhancing Competitiveness of ASEAN Agricultural Products

4. Trade of Livestock and Livestock Products : Enhanced Trade, Improved food

5. Sustainable Forest Management : Ensuring the Sustainability of Forests in ASEAN


1. Competition : Competitive Markets, Improved Welfare

Consumer Protection

1. Consumer Protection : Know Your Rights


1. ASEAN Power Grid : Enhancing Electricity Interconnectedness

2. Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline : Securing Long Term Energy Supply for the Region

Financial Integration

1. ASEAN Banking Integration : Stronger Regional Banks, More Robust and Inclusive Growth

2. Capital Market Development and Integration : Boosting Savings and Investment in ASEAN

3. Insurance Sector Integration : Supporting Growth through Better Risk Management

Free Trade Agreements

1. Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) : A Coherent Approach towards Economic Integration

2. ASEAN- Australia- New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) : A Region-to-Region Economic Engagement

3. ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) : Building Strong Economic Partnerships

4. ASEAN-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP) : Building Strong Economic Partnerships

5. ASEAN-Korea free Trade Area (AKFTA) : Building Strong Economic Partnerships

6. ASEAN-India Free Trade Area (AIFTA) : Building Strong Economic Partnerships


1. Reduction of Roaming Charges : Making Business and Travel More Affordable

2. ASEAN ICT Skill Definition and Certification Reference : Enhancing Regional Mobility of ICT Professionals


1. ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement : ASEAN: Home for your Investment

Intellectual Property Rights

1. Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) : Nurturing Creativity and Innovation in ASEAN

Small Medium Enterprises

1. Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) : Fostering Competitive and Innovative SMEs in ASEAN


1. ASEAN Consumer Based Tourism Standard : Tourism for the People.

2. Mutual Recognitiion Arrangement on Tourism Professionals : Tourism Professionals without Borders.


1. ASEAN Single Aviation Market : One Sky, One Region 

2. Land Transport Infrastructure : Connecting ASEAN By Land

3. ASEAN Transport Facilitation : Connecting Borders through Seamless Transportation