ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement: an Introduction (2013)

The ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA) came into effect on 29 March 2012 to support a free, open, transparent and integrated investment regime in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region in line with the goal of achieving an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. This booklet gives readers a quick introduction of ACIA, including its background and rationale, features, economic benefits and coverage....

ASEAN Investment Report 2012: The Changing FDI Landscape

The ASEAN Investment Report (AIR) is an annual publication of ASEAN aimed to provide a better understanding of the trends and developments in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the region. This report gives additional focus on the significant contributions of ASEAN’s economic integration efforts to the transformation of the region as an investment destination. The report discusses FDI trends and policy developments in 2011, and describes the regional measures, individual actions and private sector contribution to the investment policy environment. It also discusses the changing FDI landscape, and the rise of enterprise regionalization and internationalization from ASEAN....

Investment Trends and Prospects in ASEAN (2011)

Achievement of the ASEAN Economic Community goal related to a single market and production base requires the freer and enhanced flow of investment. ASEAN Member States (AMS) will need to take specific actions to enhance FDI, especially intra-ASEAN Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The successful undertaking of these requires a greater understanding of the nature of investment flows in ASEAN; an assessment of the determinants of, and impediments to, these flows; and the identification of follow-up actions that would lead to increased flows. These report analysed intra-ASEAN FDI. It explored the state of intra-ASEAN FDI, the benefits to the AMS, the stakeholders, the factors influencing investment, the impediments and the recommended initiatives for...

ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement: A guidebook for Businesses and Investors

The ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA) came into effect on 29 March 2012 to support a free, open, transparent and integrated investment regime in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region in line with the goal of achieving an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. This Guidebook aims to assist potential businesses and investors, both domestic and foreign, as well as those who already have their operations in ASEAN by providing an understanding of the ACIA and what it means to their investments. It explains the provisions of the ACIA and highlights how this would be beneficial to investors and their investments. Created for Businesses and Investors, it aims to help investors, businesses, executives, entrepreneurs, and professionals —domiciled both inside and outside of ASEAN — to have a better understanding of ACIA....