The Governments of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (hereinafter referred to as “Lao PDR”), Malaysia, the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Member States of the Association of South East Asian Nations (hereinafter collectively referred to as “ASEAN” or “Member States” or singularly as “Member State”);

RECALLING the ASEAN Framework Agreement for the Integration of Priority Sectors done at Vientiane, Lao PDR on 29 November 2004 (hereinafter referred to as “Framework Agreement”) and ASEAN Framework (Amendment) Agreement for the Integration of Priority Sectors done in Cebu, the Philippines, on 8th December 2006 (hereinafter referred to as “Framework (Amendment) Agreement”;

REAFFIRMING the commitment to carry out the concluded roadmap for the full integration of the 11 priority sectors, namely, agro-based products, air travel, automotives, e-ASEAN, electronics, fisheries, healthcare, rubber-based products, textiles and apparels, tourism and wood-based products;

REITERATING the commitment of ASEAN to fulfil the agreed obligations arising from the ASEAN Sectoral Integration Protocols and Annexes and to undertake the appropriate measures to enable progressive, expeditious and systematic integration of the 11 priority sectors through the measures in the Roadmaps referred to in Article 1 of the Framework Agreement;

CONSIDERING the necessity to revise the Roadmaps for the ASEAN Sectoral Integration Protocols and Annexes of the 11 priority sectors to reflect changes, progress and development of each Roadmap;

DESIRING to reflect the various modifications in writing pursuant to the Final Provisions provided for in each of the ASEAN Sectoral Integration Protocol for all 11 priority sectors,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:


Article 1

The ASEAN Sectoral Integration Protocols for the eleven priority sectors concluded on 29 November 2004 shall be amended by replacing the Appendices and Attachments annexed to each of them by the Appendices and Attachments annexed to this Protocol.

Article 2

This Protocol shall be deposited with the Secretary-General of ASEAN, who shall promptly furnish a certified copy thereof to each ASEAN Member State.

Article 3

  1. This Protocol shall enter into force 90 (ninety) days after the date of its signature. Notwithstanding the specified date of entry into force, Member States undertake to carry out the obligations which arise prior to the date of entry into force of this Protocol in accordance with the timelines indicated in the Roadmaps attached to the ASEAN Sectoral Protocols as Appendices.
  2. Member States undertake to complete their internal procedures of ratification for the entry into force of this Protocol.
  3. Each Member State shall, upon the completion of its internal procedures of ratification of this Protocol, notify the ASEAN Secretariat in writing.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned being duly authorised by their respective Governments, have signed this ASEAN Sectoral Integration (Amendment) Protocol for the Integration of Priority Sectors.

DONE in Cebu, the Philippines, this Eighth Day of December in the year Two Thousand and Six, in single copy, in the English Language.

For Brunei Darussalam:

MOHAMED BOLKIAH

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

For the Kingdom of Cambodia:

CHAM PRASIDH

Senior Minister and Minister of Commerce

For the Republic of Indonesia:

MARI ELKA PANGESTU

Minister of Trade

For the Lao People’s Democratic Republic:

NAM VIYAKETH

Minister of Industry and Commerce

For Malaysia:

RAFIDAH AZIZ

Minister of International Trade and Industry

For the Union of Myanmar:

U SOE THA

Minister for National Planning and Economic Development

For the Republic of the Philippines:

PETER B. FAVILA

Secretary of Trade and Industry

For the Republic of Singapore:

LIM HNG KIANG

Minister for Trade and Industry

For the Kingdom of Thailand:

KRIRK-KRAI JIRAPAET

Minister of Commerce

For the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam:

TRUONG DINH TUYEN

Minister of Trade