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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand with its original members, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam, Viet Nam, Lao PDR and Myanmar   later joined making up what is today the ten Member States of ASEAN.

In 1992, the ASEAN Member States signed the ASEAN Free Trade (AFTA) Agreement. AFTA covers trade in goods, trade in services, investment and other areas of cooperation.

To date, ASEAN has concluded  free trade agreements (FTAs) with China, Korea, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and India.

Competition Law and Policy Primer
24 June 2015
The Competition Law and Policy primer features much-needed information on issues and concepts that will guide stakeholders, particularly policymakers, in recognizing the importance of a sound competition policy. This publication was published by the...
AEC The Philippine Game Plan – The 4C Strategy: Growing Global MSMEs
10 June 2015
Now available for free download here: http://bit.ly/1L0QWE8
Business Beyond Borders – Inspiring stories of Filipino companies in ASEAN
10 June 2015
Learn from the experiences of local companies who managed to innovate and explore the global market.Business Beyond Borders features stories of 20 Filipino firms who fully embraced the opportunities and challenges of doing business here and abroad. P...
DTI and DILG converge to encourage local participation in ASEAN economic integration
29 October 2014
DTI and DILG converge to encourage local participation in ASEAN economic integrationDepartment of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Adrian Cristobal Jr lauded local government initiatives to provide  the right atmosphere and business clima...
ASEAN Community
6 May 2014
by Stef Leuterio
ASEAN Economic CommunityAt the 9th ASEAN Summit in 2003, the ASEAN Leaders resolved that an ASEAN Community shall be established with its shared vision of ASEAN as a concert of Southeast Asian nations.The ASEAN Economic Community, one of the three pi...
Resources
20 May 2014
ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA)
3 July 2014
ASEAN Economic Community Primer
3 July 2014
ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint
3 July 2014
AEC Handbook for Business 2012
3 July 2014
ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement
3 July 2014
Philippine Business and the ASEAN Economic Communi...
3 July 2014
Towards a Gameplan for the AEC by Undersecretary A...
3 July 2014
Enhancing Philippine Competitiveness, Empowering B...
17 November 2014
Understanding the ASEAN Economic CommunityAn AEC Q...
2 December 2014
Industry Roadmaps and the AEC Gamplan. The Philipp...
10 June 2015
AEC The Philippine Game Plan – The 4C Strate...
10 June 2015
Business Beyond Borders – Inspiring stories...
24 June 2015
Competition Law and Policy Primer