The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August 1967 in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Brunei Darussalam then joined on 7 January 1984, Viet Nam on 28 July 1995, Lao PDR [...]
The Competition Primers for ASEAN Judges aim to provide practical and informative guide for judges on competition laws in ASEAN Member States. The Primers were developed by the Federal Court of Australia in cooperation with the OECD and peer reviewed by several judges from AMS. The topics of the primers are: Economics for Judges in [...]
ASEAN Red Ribbon for Outstanding Workplace (ARROW) Award Download the full publication here.
The Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity (MPAC) 2025, adopted by ASEAN Leaders at the 28th / 29th ASEAN Summits in Vientiane, Laos, in September 2016 aims to achieve a seamlessly and comprehensively connected and integrated ASEAN that will promote competitiveness, inclusiveness, and a greater sense of Community. It comprises fifteen initiatives in the five strategic [...]
The ASEAN economy constitutes a combined market size of more than 640 million people with a large and literate young population, and a growing middle class with a combined GDP of US$2.8 trillion in 2017. Expected economic growth remains stable at 5.2% for 2018 and 2019. Maintaining the growth momentum and strengthening the regional integration [...]
Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows to ASEAN rose from $123 billion in 2016 to an all-time high of $137 billion in 2017, with a rise in investments in eight Member States (figure 1). Inflows to Indonesia increased five-fold, from $3.9 billion in 2016 to $23.1 billion; flows to Thailand tripled, to $9.1 billion; and flows [...]