Thitapha Wattanapruttipaisan*
Head, Studies Unit
Bureau for Economic Integration
ASEAN Secretariat
(March 2005)

* The views expressed in this note do not necessarily reflect those of the ASEAN Secretariat. Mention of any firm or licensed process does not imply endorsement for it by the ASEAN Secretariat. I wish to acknowledge Ms. Sri Wardhani Bakri, Technical Officer, Studies Unit, for supplying data and other research assistance.