ASEAN launched the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement: A Guidebook for Businesses and Investors (ACIA Guidebook) during the Forum on the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement – Transforming Investment in ASEAN through ACIA (ACIA Forum).

The Forum was held to introduce ACIA, the ASEAN investment legal instrument which entered into force last year to replace the Framework Agreement on the ASEAN Investment Area (AIA Agreement) and the ASEAN Agreement for the Promotion and Protection of Investments (ASEAN IGA), and their respective amending Protocols, in order to further enhance regional integration to realise the vision of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015. The Forum was attended by nearly 250 people from the business sector, ASEAN government officials, the diplomatic community based in Kuala Lumpur, international organisations, academia, and the media.

The launching of the publication was officiated by H.E. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysia, H.E. Datuk Noharuddin Nordin, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA) and H.E. Dr. Lim Hong Hin, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Economic Community/

The ACIA Guidebook can be downloaded from this link here

A Brief Introductory on ACIA and Focal Points of the ASEAN Investment Promotion Agencies can be downloaded from the following link here

The links to the speeches during the ACIA Forum can be accessed here:

Welcoming Remarks of H.E. Datuk Noharuddin Nordin, Chief Executive Officer, Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA)

Speech on the Brief on ACIA by H.E. Dr. Lim Hong Hin, Deputy Secretary-General of ASEAN for ASEAN Economic Community

Key Note Address and Official Opening of the ACIA Forum by H.E. Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed, Minister of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Malaysia