ASEAN Publications

East Asia Summit Documents Series 2005-2014

on Monday, 29 June 2015. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

This publication is a compilation of official East Asia Summit documents from 2005 to 2014 consisting of Chairman's Statements, Declarations and Joint Statements issued by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). This publication is the first of its kind for the East Asia Summit.

ASEAN International Merchandise Trade Statistics Yearbook 2014

on Wednesday, 01 April 2015. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

As ASEAN kept moving toward an economically integrated Community with an integrated trading market connected to a global supply chain, total ASEAN trade rose to USD 2,512 billion in 2013 from USD 825 billion in 2003. As a key component of ASEAN economic integration, ASEAN trade in goods has changed in composition and direction over the years with the impacts of these changes varying across countries and sectors.

ASEAN Regional Guidelines

on Tuesday, 03 February 2015. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

Achieving the people-oriented and people-centred ASEAN Community by 2015 signifies a healthy community of ASEAN peoples with quality, accessible and affordable health care and services. In line with the ASEAN Strategic Framework on Health Development (2010-2015), ensuring a healthy ASEAN Community by 2015 involves various partnerships and engagements with relevant stakeholders from both health and non-health sectors.

ASEAN Community Statistical System 2014

on Friday, 12 December 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

ACSS ASEAN Community Statistical System 2014

Following the establishment of the ASEAN Community Statistical System in 2011, this publication chronicles its achievements to date and highlights its valuable contributions to ASEAN's Community building efforts. This builds on the first publication The ASEAN Community Statistical System: A Stronger Mandate on ASEAN Statistical Cooperation, which presented the mandate, role and responsibilities of the ACSS Committee, the National Statistical Offices, and the ASEAN Secretariat's ASEANstats.
 

Consumer Protection Digests and Case Studies: A Policy Guide (Volume 1)

on Tuesday, 09 December 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

In recent years ASEAN has made significant progress towards the establishment of an integrated ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). The AEC Blueprint outlines strengthening consumer protection as an important component under the 'Competitive Economic Region' pillar. In implementing actions towards more robust consumer protection systems, ASEAN Member States (AMS) have demonstrated their commitment to ensure that the benefits of economic integration flow to consumers as well as businesses. However, increased globalisation, cross border purchasing, changes in consumer demographics and advances in technological innovation are having significant influences on business and consumer behaviour in ASEAN countries. These developments require that more effort be made towards advancing the ASEAN consumer protection agenda.

ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Chartbook 2014

on Tuesday, 09 December 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

This ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Chartbook is a visual chronicle of the ASEAN economy and its relations with major regions/partner countries and the rest of the world. It aims to provide information on the state of the ASEAN economy at some milestone years in the past and at present, and on discernible trends in key economic areas in the immediate future

Investing In ASEAN 2014-2015

on Friday, 28 November 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

investing in asean 2014 2015

ASEAN remains on track towards the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). We have been unwavering in our commitment to develop ASEAN as a single market and production base that is at the same time highly competitive, equitable and outward looking. As of mid-August 2014, ASEAN has implemented 82.1% of the 229 prioritised key deliverables by focusing on priority areas and measures that potentially have the most impact in achieving the AEC.
 

Directory of Outstanding ASEAN SMEs 2015

on Friday, 21 November 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

With the establishment of the ASEAN Community by the end of 2015, ASEAN has seen great interest and confidence in the prospects and opportunities for businesses, both big and small, in the region. This is especially an opportune time for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). As a key driver and contributor to the GDP of ASEAN economies, SMEs have not only sustained and bolstered the region's exports but have also increased employment and enabled greater integration of women and youth into the economy. ASEAN recognises the need to link SMEs, vertically and horizontally, with enterprises, traders, suppliers, manufacturers and consumers within ASEAN Member States and FTA partners so that, by enhancing their market access and paving the way for their internationalisation, SMEs are able to take advantage of the trade and investment opportunities and benefits from regional economic integration.

ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint (8th Reprint)

on Wednesday, 12 November 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

The ASEAN Leaders at their Summit in Kuala Lumpur in December 1997 decided to transform ASEAN into a stable, prosperous, and highly competitive region with equitable economic development, and reduced poverty and socio-economic disparities (ASEAN Vision 2020).

ASEAN Documents Series 2013

on Wednesday, 12 November 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

We, the Heads of State/Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam (hereinafter referred to as CLMV) gathered for the 6th CLMV Summit on 12 March 2013 in Vientiane, Lao PDR. The Secretary General of ASEAN was also present at the Summit.

ASEAN COMMUNICATION MASTER PLAN ASEAN: A Community of Opportunities

on Tuesday, 11 November 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

The ASEAN Communication Master Plan (ACMP) provides the framework to communicate messages about the character, structure and overall vision of ASEAN and the ASEAN Community to key audiences including local communities of ASEAN Member States (AMS), women and children, youth, governments, businesses, Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), influencers, media and global audiences.

ASEAN Investment Report 2013-2014 "FDI Development and Regional Value Chains"

on Monday, 10 November 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

ASEAN's integration efforts are pursued through key regional measures that among others, strengthen investment cooperation among ASEAN Member States, enhance investment protection and liberalization regimes, and promote ASEAN as an integrated investment and production network. All these have contributed to make the ASEAN region an attractive destination for foreign direct investments (FDI).

 

ASEAN Community in Figures Special Edition 2014

on Monday, 27 October 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications

With a little more than a year to go before the establishment of the ASEAN Community by the end of 2015, ASEAN has been enhancing the monitoring of the implementation of the remaining measures and deliverables in the three Community Blueprints. The ASEAN Community in Figures (ACIF), published as a special edition this year to celebrate 47 years of ASEAN, is among the statistical reports published annually to provide the relevant statistics tracking ASEAN’s progress towards the establishment of the ASEAN Community. Presenting various statistics on trade and investment, it offers detailed information on overall trends, changing trade patterns and diversification in the region. Significant data about trade in the Priority Integration Sectors (PIS) also constitutes one of the ACIF’s special features showing how PIS products are faring in intra-ASEAN and extra-ASEAN trade. While this publication continues to serve as a handy statistical report, this special edition includes a short policy discussion highlighting the relevance of these trends and developments in terms of ASEAN’s economic integration agenda.

ASEAN State of Education Report 2013

on Tuesday, 07 October 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications

In 2009, at the 14th ASEAN Summit in Cha-Am Hua Hin, the ASEAN Leaders adopted the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Blueprint that proposed 28 action lines relevant to Education, for implementation by 2015. Separately, the Leaders also declared that Education had a significant role to play in contributing to the three pillars of ASEAN, namely, the political and security, the economic and the socio-cultural pillars.1 On 17 July 2011, at the Informal ASEAN Education Ministers Meeting in Bali, Indonesia, ASEAN Education Ministers requested an assessment of ASEAN’s progress in the field of Education, having regard to the ASCC Blueprint. In 2011 an ASEAN 5-Year Work Plan on Education (2011-2015) incorporated to a large extent the provisions for Education in the ASCC Blueprint. The ASEAN 5-Year Work Plan on Education (2011-2015) listed four priorities and 20 specific programmes for implementation by 2015.

Bandar Seri Begawan Declaration on Non-Communicable Diseases

on Wednesday, 10 September 2014. Posted in ASEAN Publications, Publications

WE, the Heads of State/Government of the Member States of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (hereinafter referred to as ASEAN), namely Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia,the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore,the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of VietNam