The objectives of this initiative are to :
- Strengthen regional integration on through liberalisation and facilitation measures in the area of trade in goods, services and investments; and
- Promote private sector participation.
This roadmap includes issues specific to the Agro-based products sector as well as horizontal issues cutting across all sectors which are:
- Measures for increasing intra-ASEAN Trade and Investment
§ Tariff Elimination
§ Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs)
§ Custom Cooperation
§ Effective Implementation of CEPT Scheme
§ Improvement of Rules of Origin
§ Standards and Conformance
§ Future investment
§ Improvement of Logistics Services
The scope of products identified mainly covers Agro-based products asAttachment 1.
 The database on ASEAN NTMs has been completed and posted in the ASEAN Website.
 Timelines as per AIA Agreement (ASEAN-6 = 2010; Vietnam = 2013; Cambodia,Laos and Myanmar = 2015)