MEDIA RELEASES

Accurate Identification of downy mildews to facilitate trade in South East Asia

2 February 2018 – A workshop on the identification of downy mildews (oomycetes) which focused on collection and processing of samples, morphological identification and molecular diagnostic was conducted in Chiang Mai University in Thailand on 29 January – 2 February 2018.Downy mildews are pathogens which damage a wide range of commercial crops. They can devastate…

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Training a New Generation of Cartel Breakers

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – 21 officials from Indonesia’s Commission for the Supervision of Business Competition (KPPU) and the Vietnam Competition and Consumer Authority (VCCA) attended a three-day workshop on cartel investigations from 23-25 January in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.The workshop, with the theme Detecting, investigating and recommending enforcement: Taking cartel investigatory capability…

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Lao officials equipping themselves with HS implementation capacity

Vientiane, Lao PDR, 15 December 2017 – To further strengthen the capacity of Lao PDR government officials on trade analysis and transposition schedules, the training on Transposition of AANZFTA Tariff Reduction Schedules from the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) 2012 to 2017 was conducted on December 11 – 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel,…

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Myanmar getting ready to implement her updated AANZFTA Tariff Reduction Schedules

Yangon, Myanmar, 08 December 2017 – Representatives from the different government agencies of Myanmar attended the Training on Transposition of AANZFTA Tariff Reduction Schedules from the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (HS) 2012 to 2017 and the Seminar on Project to Set Up a Regional Scheme to Monitor the Utilization of AANZFTA Tariff Preferences…

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Strengthening Cooperation between Competition Agencies and Aviation Regulators

Bagan, Myanmar, 24 November 2017 – Strengthening the interface between ASEAN competition and aviation regulators was the focus of the two-day workshop on competition policy and aviation sector conducted on November 23-24 in Bagan, Myanmar.The Workshop, which was attended by 56 officials from the transport and competition authorities of ASEAN Member States, included representatives of…

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ARDN Stimulates the Formation of Thailand’s National Diagnostic Network

22 November 2017 – In conjunction with the 13th Thai Plant Protection Conference in Trang, Thailand, a workshop was conducted to support the formation of a national diagnostic network for Thailand as part of Phase II of the ASEAN Regional Diagnostic Network (ARDN) Project. The workshop was attended by 37 plant scientists representing the Department…

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ASEAN to enhance quality of higher education and people-to-people mobility

KUALA LUMPUR, 17 November 2017 -Around seventy ASEAN officials representing the education, labour, and economic sectors participated in the Third National Qualifications Framework (NQF) Phase IV Workshop yesterday. The workshop focused on developing some components of the ASEAN Referencing Report and an informal peer review exercise which served as a venue for learning exchange from…

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Technical training of ASEAN officials on animal risk analysis

Wellington, New Zealand – 25 officials from the ASEAN region attended an animal and animal products import risk analysis workshop from 30 October to 3 November in Wellington, New Zealand. Participants from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and the Philippines attended the workshop delivered as part of implementing the Sanitary and Phytosanitary…

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CLIP helping ASEAN members to start-up national competition enforcers

Siem Reap, 19 October 2017 – When businesses compete, customers can choose the suppliers with the best products and the best prices. This puts pressure on producers to supply what consumers want efficiently and at a low cost. It also encourages innovation.Competition law is an important part of the policy mix required to promote competition…

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Improving the Quality Standards of ASEANs Patent Examination based on International Standards and Best Practices

Five Australian patent examiners recently travelled to Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Viet Nam, and Thailand offering bespoke mentoring to IP offices as they improve their training capacity.These visits were the first face-to-face visits of the recently established launched Regional Patent Examination Training (RPET) Mentoring Program. RPET mentoring is the next stage for the award winning RPET…

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