As economic integration approached the ASEAN Secretariat is developing a number of ASEAN specific standards to facilitate intra ASEAN and extra ASEAN trade including a Good Aquaculture Practices (GAqP) standard.
In order to satisfy export markets some ASEAN Member States have developed country specific GAqP standards, however these differ from each other and focus on different areas of aquaculture. Some AMS have not developed meaningful GAqP standards or have not implemented them successfully. What is needed for a successful ASEAN economic integration is for all AMS to be actively involved in harmonizing standards including GAqP standards.
This policy brief recommends action points for AMS to implement ASEAN GAqP as a means to support trade facilitation intra and extra ASEAN.