52 results about ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS (ASEAN)


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Asia-Pacific Summits Update: RCEP Talks in "Final Stage," Extending into 2019

November 15, 2018

A series of high-level summits in the Asia-Pacific region are getting underway this week, kicking off with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and concluding with the Asia-Pacific Ec... READ MORE

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Europe, Asia Leaders Prep for High-Level Summit, With Trade and Cooperation to Headline Agenda

October 18, 2018

Leaders from the European Union and from a host of Asian countries are meeting in Brussels, Belgium, this week for a high-level gathering that is due to tackle subjects like economic cooperation, t... READ MORE

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ASEAN, Pacific Alliance to strengthen cooperation

May 3, 2017

ASEAN and the Pacific Alliance renewed their commitment to strengthen cooperation between the two regional organisations during the third Meeting of the Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN... READ MORE

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Asia’s dynamism at risk in US and China’s competing visions for global trade

May 3, 2017

Donald Trump, US president, asserts that “protection will lead to great prosperity and strength”. In contrast, President Xi Jinping of China insists that “we must promote trade and investment, liberal... READ MORE

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Asia-Pacific Roundup: Japan, ASEAN Meeting, Australia-India FTA Update

April 13, 2017

The past week has seen various meetings on advancing regional integration projects in the Asia-Pacific, including a new round of talks between China, South Korea, and Japan on a trilateral trade de... READ MORE

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EU, ASEAN Ministers Agree to Consider Trade Talks Reboot

March 16, 2017

The EU and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are preparing to examine the prospect of re-launching talks for a region-to-region trade accord, nearly eight years after the original... READ MORE

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Malmström: EU, Indonesia Trade Negotiations On the Move

February 2, 2017

Trade negotiations between the 28-nation European Union and Indonesia are kicking into gear, according to EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström. The two sides launched negotiations last year, con... READ MORE

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ASEAN's regional trade pact gaining growing momentum

December 15, 2016

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership has come into the global spotlight with the imminent demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. And the conclusion of the 16th round of RCEP neg... READ MORE

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Asian Economic Integration Report 2016

December 15, 2016

The Asian Economic Integration Report 2016: What drives foreign direct investment in Asia and the Pacific? is ADB’s annual report on Asia’s regional economic cooperation and integration... READ MORE

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RCEP to consolidate Asian integration

December 13, 2016

There have been many statements in the media lately about the impact of the United States election on Asia, specifically regarding president-elect Donald Trump’s comments about the Trans-Pacific Partn... READ MORE

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Vietnam Pivots Away from US-Led Trade Zone as Trump Preps for Office

December 12, 2016

Vietnamese officials once excited by joining the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a sweeping Pacific Rim trade zone, are looking instead to other deals that would stimulate their export-depen... READ MORE

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Malaysia’s trade policy post–TPP

December 10, 2016

Malaysia’s trade with the United States has been in decline. But with the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement dead in the water, what is next for Malaysia’s trade agenda? READ MORE

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RCEP Is Not the Anti-TPP

December 3, 2016

RCEP is a necessary step for Asian regional integration, regardless of what happens with TPP. READ MORE

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China Wants Quick Close on Regional Trade Agreement for Asia

November 23, 2016

China wants to seal the deal on a trade agreement with Southeast Asian countries as soon as possible with a U.S.-led pact now in doubt, a Ministry of Commerce official said Thursday. The country will... READ MORE

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U.S. Is Rare Bright Spot in Southeast Asia as China Exports Drop

October 6, 2016

After years of looking to China as a source of growth, Southeast Asian countries are turning their attention back to the world’s largest economy on the other side of the Pacific Ocean. READ MORE

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Japan's ratifying TPP will signal commitment to free trade, help economic revitalisation: PM Lee

September 28, 2016

The ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is crucial at a time when protectionist sentiments are on the rise around the world, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Wednesday (Sept 28).... READ MORE

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ASEAN Leaders Eye Next Steps For Boosting Economic Integration

September 15, 2016

The Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) concluded a series of leaders’ level meetings last week, gathering in Vientiane, Laos, for three days of talks on “Turning Vision into Reali... READ MORE

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Monitoring Regional Economic Integration in Asia

June 9, 2016

Given the diversity of Asia and the capacity constraints of countries in the region to manage integration, building an integrated Asian market is not easy. Because regional economic integration is... READ MORE

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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... READ MORE

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The WTO: between multilateral and regional trade initiatives

June 1, 2016

The WTO is at a critical juncture. For almost 70 years, the multilateral trading system embodied first by the GATT and now by the WTO has provided an unprecedented level of stability and predictabi... READ MORE

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Vietnam calls for more ASEAN-Pacific Alliance exchange activities

May 12, 2016

Ambassador Nguyen Hoanh Nam, head of the Vietnamese delegation to ASEAN made the propose at a meeting between the ASEAN’s Committee of Permanent Representative (CPR) and the PA’s Group of External Rel... READ MORE

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FDI key to the future of South Asian regional integration

May 11, 2016

Recent decades have witnessed a growing trend towards regional economic integration. As of February 2016, some 625 notifications of regional trade agreements had been received by the WTO and of these,... READ MORE

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Indonesia-EU free trade talks take big step forward

April 18, 2016

Indonesia and the European Union (EU) are one step closer to realising a free trade agreement after talks to discuss the scope of documents outlining the items they want to include in the negotiations... READ MORE

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South Korea, Vietnam ink trade and investment deal

March 5, 2016

The Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA) yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of HCM City (ITPC) to facilitate the exchange of inves... READ MORE

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Trade agreements are in ASEAN’s best interests

February 6, 2016

At the last Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in November 2015, the United States and China advanced their own set of interests with respect to trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific regio... READ MORE

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Chinese digital firms can plug into region via Singapore

January 21, 2016

Singapore can be an effective launch pad for Chinese digital companies to expand into the region, says Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry) S. Iswaran. He noted yesterday that the growing middle... READ MORE

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Singapore minister calls for resumption of EU-ASEAN FTA talks

December 29, 2015

Singapore's trade and industry minister has called for a resumption of free trade talks between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations now that problems over Myanmar have be... READ MORE

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Landmark EU-Vietnam Trade Deal Seen as Model for SE Asia

December 14, 2015

Expect to see more Vietnamese buying Italian machinery and more Austrians wearing sneakers from Vietnam, as the southeast Asian country moves closer to finalizing a trade deal with the European Union.... READ MORE

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Regional Trade and Bilateral Trading Agreements: The Case of ASEAN

December 14, 2015

In a global economic system characterized by the multiplication of bilateral trade agreements, regional economic organizations risk losing their traditional rationale and becoming irrelevant. This per... READ MORE

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ASEAN must 'tap shift to services sector'

December 12, 2015

To reap the full benefits of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), countries in the region must go beyond liberalising the goods trade and further open up the trade in services, experts said. READ MORE

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Prime Targets: 5 Top Trade Deals to Boost Financial Services

December 10, 2015

Canada should focus on five priority trade deals to open markets and benefit its financial services sector, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute. In "Opening up New Trade Routes for Fi... READ MORE

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Bigger free trade agreements for the Philippines: RCEP and TPP

December 9, 2015

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Economic Community (AEC) will take shape by Dec. 31. The 10 ASEAN member states will be more integrated regionally to become one single production ba... READ MORE

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Opening up New Trade Routes for Financial Services: Canada's Priorities

December 1, 2015

This report discuss how Canada should focus on five priority trade deals to open markets and benefit its financial services sector, according to a new report by the C.D. Howe Institute. The authors... READ MORE

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What Did the 10th East Asia Summit Accomplish?

December 1, 2015

On November 22, Malaysia hosted the 10th East Asia Summit (EAS) as part of the recent round of Asian summitry held in Kuala Lumpur. The EAS, which comprises the ten members of the Association of South... READ MORE

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TPP or FTAAP: What It Means for US and the Asia-Pacific Region

November 25, 2015

Although not a household name like NAFTA, by now most Americans who follow trade issues have heard of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership), the trade agreement under negotiation between the U.S., Japan... READ MORE

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Asean, China to upgrade trade pact

November 21, 2015

Asean countries and China have agreed to upgrade a 13-year-old agreement to free up trade between the grouping's 10 members and the world's second largest economy.They will commit to the upgrade at a... READ MORE

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ASEAN Economic Integration Through Trade and Foreign Direct Investment: Long-Term Challenges

October 1, 2015

This paper explores the long-term challenges for trade and foreign direct investment (FDI) of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The region has emerged as an important production b... READ MORE

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Southeast Asia's Geopolitical Centrality and the US-Japan Alliance

June 1, 2015

Building on a careful analysis of Southeast Asia’s recent history, politics, economics, and place within the Asia Pacific, this report looks forward two decades to anticipate the development... READ MORE

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The ASEAN Economy in the Regional Context: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Options

December 1, 2014

This paper suggests that ASEAN needs an ambitious plan for economic integration beyond the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), to achieve its economic development aspirations.As ASEAN designs its post-... READ MORE

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ASEAN Commercial Policy: A Rare Case of Outward-Looking Regional Integration

November 1, 2014

This paper analyses the work done by the ASEAN community and its role in facilitating economic development. Despite its success, ASEAN has not progressed very far in terms of becoming a formal econ... READ MORE

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Global Value-Chains and Connectivity in Developing Asia - with application to the Central and West Asian Region

November 1, 2014

An increasingly important part of international trade consists of fragmentation of the production process, with differing tasks in the global value chain (GVC) being undertaken in different locatio... READ MORE

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Assessing the trade impacts of the ASEAN +6 FTA

April 1, 2014

This paper assesses the potential trade impacts of the expansion of the ASEAN to ASEAN+3 and ASEAN+6 on the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. It finds that bilateral exports are positively re... READ MORE

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China’s regional and bilateral trade agreements

March 1, 2014

After joining the WTO in 2001, China has entered into a number of trade agreements. Those currently in consideration are substantially larger than the initial ones. China, more than any other large... READ MORE

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Achieving Trade Promotion Authority Will Require a Heavy Lift from the President

January 1, 2014

Most observers agree the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement will be tough to conclude because of the high-standard, comprehensive nature of the 12-country accord and the diversity of n... READ MORE

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China’s Charm Offensive Signals a New Strategic Era in Southeast Asia

October 1, 2013

The coming decade will see different visions for the future of trade and geopolitics in Asia play out, with Southeast Asia at the center of it all. Beijing’s new charm offensive is the latest... READ MORE

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Southeastern Promises?: An Appraisal of the Russia-ASEAN Economic Partnership

August 1, 2013

In July 1996, Russia and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) established a comprehensive ASEAN-Russia Dialogue Partnership. Despite these efforts, neither Russia nor ASEAN are priori... READ MORE

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The 2013 ASEAN Economic Ministers Meeting & Its Implications for the United States

August 1, 2013

The 45th ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) Meeting and related meetings will be held in Brunei from August 20 to 24. The AEM provides a platform for economic and trade ministers from the 10 ASEAN memb... READ MORE

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The Pacific Alliance: An Example of Lessons Learned

July 1, 2013

With many economies in the industrialized world struggling since the 2008-09 global recession, many countries in the European Union continue to post negative growth rates, while U.S. growth remains... READ MORE

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Global Economics Monthly: Five Myths about TPP

April 1, 2013

The decision to welcome Japan into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) promises to be transformative, not only for the world’s third-largest economy (see March 2013 Global Economics Monthly),... READ MORE

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Japan’s Trade Policy in 2013: Possibilities and Pitfalls

February 1, 2013

2013 could very well be a big year for Japanese trade policy. Japan is contemplating four major trade negotiations that could finally help its trade policy gain traction: the trilateral China-Japan... READ MORE

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US Strategic Alignment: Squaring Trade and Grand Strategy in Asia

March 1, 2012

Washington must make sure that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)-led trade approach avoids weakening or dividing ASEAN. That is vital because the engagement strategy outlined and articulated by t... READ MORE

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Developing an Enduring Strategy for ASEAN

January 1, 2012

The U.S.-ASEAN Strategy Commission was organized by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to provide useful and practical recommendations to American policymakers with the objec... READ MORE