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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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1) ASEAN-10 here refers to the expansion of the ASEAN beyond its original founding member states in 1967 (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and the Philippines) to encompass Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.
As a matter of fact, Article 5 Paragraph 2 of the ASEAN Charter states that "Member States shall take all necessary measures, including the enactment of appropriate domestic legislation, to effectively implement the provisions of this Charter and to comply with all obligations of membership".
The two-day summit under the theme "Our People, Our Community, Our Vision" is the culmination of Malaysia's year-long ASEAN chairmanship which would be handed over to Laos.
Other key recommendations in the report include developing and strengthening ASEAN Network of Election Monitoring Bodies (EMB), Asian engagement with other EMBs, IDEA could facilitate an Asia Regional experience sharing with other EMBs sometime in 2016, which could provide opportunity for the ASEAN region to both share and learn from other Asian experiences on election observations, and resource persons encourage ASEAN EMBs and host governments to be open to the possibility of having domestic and international election observation missions (EOMs) and not to view these missions as impinging on sovereignty and interfering in internal affairs of the state.
The new FTSE ASEAN Index Series includes the FTSE ASEAN All-Share Index as the broad headline benchmark representing 90-95% of the investable market capitalisation in the region.
In the ASEAN MICE Venue Standard Award category, Indonesia was represented by Bali Nusa Dua Hotel, Raffles Jakarta, Four Season Hotel Jakarta, The Trans Resort Bali and Ayana Midplaza Jakarta.
It is lucky ASEAN and Korea do not have any contentious issues such as historical baggage or territorial disputes," he said.
Just like how Go Negosyo acted as the secretariat of the Philippines' council, the Singapore Business Federation will be their council's secretariat and will organize seminars, conferences and trade shows for ASEAN government leaders and businessmen.
ASEAN countries are responding individually to this initiative rather than as a group.
AirAsia Loves ASEAN was launched at event held at the Philippine Air Force Headquarters at Villamor Air Base in Metro Manila, the Philippines on Tuesday.
The authors argue that creating a single market is currently unrealistic, given the economic disparities among the ASEAN members and their reluctance to relinquish some of their sovereignty necessary to administer and regulate a single market.
The leaders decided that ASEAN member states and ASEAN organs and bodies shall implement the ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together in a timely and effective manner, in accordance with the purposes and principles of the ASEAN Charter.