Posts Tagged ASEAN
* Timor-Leste Remains Committed to Join ASEAN Timor-Leste remains committed to joining ASEAN and is currently rolling out measures at the national level to consolidate its bid for membership of ASEAN. Check here for more.
——————————————————————————————————————————————–—* ASEAN to Pilot Customs Transit System An ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS) will be piloted in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The system, aimed at facilitating the movement of transit goods by road within ASEAN. Read more following the link.
* ASEAN Annual Report 2012-2013 The ASEAN Annual Report 2012-2013 has been published. The publication is available online on ASEAN website here. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–— * Global Forum on Tax Transparency: New Reports Review The Global Forum on Transparency and Exchange of Information for Tax Purposes has released peer review reports assessing the tax systems of 13 jurisdictions for information exchange. Check here for more.
12 July 2012, Phnom Penh The European Union (EU) accedes to the Treaty of Amity and Cooperation in Southeast Asia (TAC) established by the founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). For further information please refer to the European Commission’s Press Release.
31 May 2012, Kuala Lumpur ASEAN announced the establish of a trading link which will integrate ASEAN capital markets. The ASEAN Trading Link will start with Bursa Malaysia and Singapore Exchange (SGX) in June, with the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) coming in in August, and the rest when they are ready.
31 May 2012, Brussels After Malaysia and Singapore, Vietnam is the third ASEAN’s country with which EU will negotiate a free trade agreement. More here.
16 May 2012, Jakarta ASEAN and the World Bank have signed an agreement for the World Bank to provide advisory services to ASEAN to strengthen its capacity to monitor progress towards achieving the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. The AEC Monitoring and Evaluation Capacity Building Program (AECMEP) is co-financed by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) – through the ASEAN Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II (AADCP II) – and the World Bank. More here.
4 April 2012, Manila, Philippines The ASEAN+3 in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) published the Bond Market Guide. The aim of the guide is to encourage more the cross-border bond issuance and investment in the region’s local currency bond markets. ASEAN+3 comprises the 10 member states of the ASEAN plus China, Japan and South Korea. The ASEAN+3 Bond Market Guide is now accessible via the ADB website and the AsianBondsOnline website.
The EU-ASEAN Ministerial Meeting will take place on 26-27 April in Brunei. The meeting goal it to enhance political dialogue and cooperation between the two regions. The EU is ASEAN’s 3rd largest trading partner (after China and Japan) accounting for 11% of ASEAN trade and ASEAN represents the EU’s 5th largest trading partner.