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ASEAN underscores quality assurance in ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework implementation supported by AANZFTA

MANILA, 13 July 2017 – The second meeting of the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF) Committee was held in Manila, Philippines from 12 to 13 July 2017 to discuss the important role of quality assurance in the process of referencing National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs) of participating ASEAN Member States to the AQRF. The AQRF is…

AANZFTA Combats Anti-Competitive Activities

Competition officials from Malaysia and Viet Nam attended a workshop held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 25 to 27 October 2016 to bolster countries’ enforcement of its competition law through effective gathering and handling of evidence against anti-competitive business activities. Read the Press Release.

General Review of AANZFTA

The AANZFTA Agreement contains a provision for Parties to undertake a General Review of the Agreement in 2016. At the ASEAN Economic Ministers-Closer Economic Relations Consultations in August 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR, Ministers endorsed the Terms of Reference for Conducting the General Review of AANZFTA, and agreed to undertake the review in 2017. Read…

AANZFTA Parties Tackle Changes in Standard Classification of Traded Goods

About sixty-eight (68) trade, finance, and customs officials from the 12 countries comprising AANZFTA attended the regional policy dialogue to discuss country-specific plans, timeframes, and challenges in transposing AANZFTA preferential schedules and product specific rules under AANZFTA Rules of Origin from HS 2012 into the updated HS 2017 in Cebu, Philippines from 20 to 24…

ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand Regulators Cooperate to Develop Region’s Dairy Industry

Regulators from ASEAN Member States, Australia, and New Zealand gathered in Chiang Mai, Thailand from 23 to 27 May 2016 to discuss standards and regulatory controls for the supply of safe and good quality milk for processing of dairy products.

Combating Cartels in ASEAN

Competition Law Implementation Program (CLIP). Around 29 competition agency experts…

AANZFTA Supports Studies and Dialogue on Services Liberalization

20th AEM-CER Consultations. The Ministers met on 23 August 2015 in Kuala Lumpur…

ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF)

ASEAN Qualifications Reference Framework (AQRF). Endorsed by the ASEAN Economic Ministers in August 2014…

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