The creation of a single market and production base for ASEAN encompasses a wide range of planned measures under the AEC Blueprint. These include the free flow of goods, services, investment, skilled labour and freer flow of capital. With such a wide range of possible activities, it was agreed by AusAID and ASEC that there was a need to develop an overall framework for the provision of support in this area. One key area involves logistic services. This project assisted ASEAN formulate strategies to implement its Roadmap for the Integration of Logistics Services by providing an overview of the global and regional market for logistics services and a stakeholder analysis of the ASEAN logistics services sector. It identified current gaps in capacity to implement the roadmap and formulate strategies and identify specific requirements for ASEAN Member States.
The Logistics Scoping Study final report containing recommendations for follow-up work was submitted to ASEC in late 2009. The report concluded that although certain ASEAN countries have made some progress in implementing the measures in the Roadmap, it was apparent that the actual implementation levels for the identified measures are still far from the target commitments as set out in the Roadmap. The report identified a number of underlying factors that contribute to the implementation gap and provided a wide range of recommendations to address these factors. Opportunities for AADCP II’s further support in this area will continue to be discussed with the ASEAN Secretariat.
This project was completed in 2009.
To access the report, please contact the Services and Investment Division of the ASEAN Secretariat.