Technical Reports

Guidelines on ASEAN Good Aquaculture Practices (ASEAN GAqP) for Food Fish (2014)

The of ASEAN GAqP (Food fish) is to enhance the harmonisation of GAqP programs within the ASEAN region will fulfil one of the major requirements set down by the AEC blueprint for integration by 2015. The AEC Blueprint will transform ASEAN into a single market and production base, a highly competitive economic region, a region of equitable economic development, and a region fully integrated into the global economy

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Policy Brief: Enhancing ASEAN Competitiveness in the livestock and livestock product industry through ASEAN Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP)

The formation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 has emerged as an important new driver for the introduction of Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP) in the region. The AEC blueprint for integration focuses strongly on the concept of a single market and production base, which cover amongst other things agricultural products and foods. In order to achieve this aim there is an urgent need to implement common standards.

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ASEAN Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP) For Layers and Broilers – Food Safety Module

This ASEAN GAHP for Layers and Broilers is a standard for good animal husbandry practices for broiler and layer production in the ASEAN region. The standards in ASEAN GAHP for Layers and Broilers are mainly aimed at preventing or minimising occurring food safety incidents. It also covers elements of biosecurity, workers’ health and safety, animal welfare and measures to reduce environmental impact.

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Policy Brief: Moving towards Global Recognition of Quality Assurance Systems for ASEAN Fruits and Vegetables

The rising demand for safe quality fruit and vegetables has meant that Quality Assurance (QA) systems based on Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) must be in place to satisfy domestic consumption and capturing new markets in the global economy. In addition to food safety, international requirements could also include the environmental sustainability, produce quality, and workers’ health and safety.

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ASEAN Investment Report 2013-2014: FDI Development And Regional Value Chains

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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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First ASEAN Consumer Protection Annual Conference 9 December 2014

ASEAN held its first ASEAN Consumer Protection Conference (1st ACPC) from 8-9 December in Hanoi, Viet Nam. The Conference aims to be a platform for experts and relevant stakeholders to network and exchange experiences and best practices. The Conference generated fruitful discussions and exchange of views on the development of consumer protection in ASEAN and engendered discussions on the future direction of regional consumer trends and challenges.

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