Facilitating ASEAN Trade in Goods

June 1, 2016

Trade facilitation should be viewed as a strategic issue rather than a technical one. While ASEAN has been successful in the phasing out of intra-regional tariffs, ASEAN's trade facilitation is not just about reducing cross-border transaction costs but also focusing on (i) rules of origin (RoOs), (ii) NTM (non-tariff measure) transparency, and (iii) NTM streamlining. This paper proposes to create an economic council with a mandate to review and improve key business-relevant regulations.

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Topics: ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS (ASEAN) ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (AEC) TRADE FACILITATION RULES OF ORIGIN (ROO) NON-TARIFF BARRIERS

Regions: SOUTHEAST ASIA

Authors: LILI YAN ING OLIVIER CADOT

Publishing Institution: ECONOMIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE FOR ASEAN AND EAST ASIA

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