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Enhancing Implementation of ASEAN Agreements

This project, completed in January 2011, examined the status of three key ASEAN Agreements – the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA), the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS) and the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA). Implementation of the commitments in these agreements is key to the achievement of AEC Blueprint goals of liberalisation of trade in goods, services and investment. The study examined gaps and legal impediments between the agreements and the existing legal situations in each of the ASEAN Member States and made recommendations for future activities to accelerate compliance. At the ASEAN-level, it recommended prioritisation of key sectors within each agreement-transport/logistics and telecommunication in services, agriculture and manufacturing in investment and agriculture in goods. For each ASEAN Member State, it also recommended priority industries which varied from country to country.







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