Thitapha Wattanapruttipaisan*
Studies Unit
Bureau for Economic Integration and Finance
ASEAN Secretariat
Jakarta

(June 2006)

* This brief was prepared as a background paper for circulation at the Second Consultative Meeting for the Priority Integration Sectors (COPS II), Asean Secretariat, Jakarta, 12-13 June 2006. 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. For further enquiries, please contact Thitapha Wattanapruttipaisan, Studies Unit, Bureau for Economic Integration and Finance, ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta; email address: <thitapha@aseansec.org“>thitapha@aseansec.org>.