ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)


The AEC Blueprint 2025 is the main reference document for the ASEAN economic pillar. The AEC Blueprint 2025 builds on the AEC Blueprint 2015, and consists of five interrelated and mutually reinforcing characteristics, namely: (i) A Highly Integrated and Cohesive Economy; (ii) A Competitive, Innovative, and Dynamic ASEAN; (iii) Enhanced Connectivity and Sectoral Cooperation; (iv) A Resilient, Inclusive, People-Oriented, and People-Centred ASEAN; and (v) A Global ASEAN.

The AEC Blueprint also provides a new emphasis on the development and promotion of micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in its economic integration efforts. At the same time, ASEAN will embrace the evolving digital technology as leverage to enhance trade and investments, provide an e-based business platform, promote good governance, and facilitate the use of green technology.

The Consolidated Strategic Action Plan (CSAP) operationalises the strategic measures of the the AEC Blueprint 2025. It CSAP is closely informed by the separate sectoral work plans.