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Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

A loose economic and geopolitical affiliation that includes Singapore, Brunei, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Vietnam. Future members are likely to include Burma, Laos, and Cambodia.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

An economic and political alliance of sovereign states in southeastern Asia. It was established in 1967; its members are Brunei, Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. ASEAN promotes regional cooperation on cultural and political levels, and it provides a forum for the peaceful resolution of disputes. Perhaps most important is ASEAN's work in regional integration. For example, it operates the ASEAN Free Trade Area and encourages members to invest in each other with as few restrictions as possible. It has also concluded common free trade agreements with a number of non-member countries, including Japan and Australia.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

a regional alliance formed in 1967 with the general objective of creating a ‘free trade area’ (see TRADE INTEGRATION entry for details) The current member countries of ASEAN are Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. See ASIA PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION.

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

a regional alliance formed in 1967 with the general objective of creating a FREE TRADE AREA. The current member countries of ASEAN are Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. However, only limited progress has been made to date towards the reduction of internal tariffs and quotas. See ASIAN PACIFIC ECONOMIC COOPERATION, TRADE INTEGRATION.
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Throughout the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean), and despite the much-touted competition from South Korea, China and elsewhere, Japanese exports hold the top slot in sales of cars, industrial vehicles, motorbikes and electronic equipment.
EU Trade Commissioner Pascal Lamy and economic ministers from 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Laos agreed to identify barriers to trade and start removing them by 2004.
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's answer to an Australian journalist's question about whether Australia could get into the Association of South East Asian Nations once Mahathir leaves power late next year.
The 10-member Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), Japan, China, and South Korea have been considering the creation of an East Asia free-trade area since last year.
He is extensively involved in the tourism industry and is considered by many a leading spokesperson on the subject of Association of South East Asian Nations.
With an eye toward building a strong and competitive information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure for e-commerce and reducing the digital divide between rich and poor members, the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has signed an e-ASEAN Agreement to plug its ten member-countries into the global economy.
This was a reference to the Association of South East Asian Nations Insurance Council, of which Sjamsoeddin is chairman, although he said his comments were his personal view.
Simultaneously, UNEP is collaborating with the Association of South East Asian Nations to fight the transport of haze from forest fires to nearby nations.
Conversely, exports to the Association of South East Asian Nations bloc declined 41 percent for the first nine months of the year.
Cytec Industries, West Paterson, NJ, and Dyno Industrier ASA, Olso, Norway, have signed a letter of intent to form a joint venture to manufacture amino resins and market industrial crosslinkers for the coatings industry in China, India, Australia, New Zealand and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Already, this fear has resulted in the formation of the Association of South East Asian Nations Free Trade Agreement, or AFTA.
The United States strongly backs Sihanouk and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), both of whom consider the Khmer Rouge a military tool and a bad guy who is easier to deal with if he's on your side.

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