Media Releases

ASEAN Member States explore investigating abuse of dominance in Viet Nam competition workshop

Hanoi, Viet Nam – Officials from ASEAN competition agencies and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) shared experiences and strategies in investigating suspected abuse of dominance matters from 6 – 8 November 2018. A business is considered dominant when it can operate unconstrained by the conduct of competitors. Competition law does not prohibit businesses…

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 Regions 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…

ASEAN Completes Trainings on Rules of Origin

BANGKOK, 29 May 2015 – In-country training on Rules of Origin (ROO) hosted by the Customs Department of Thailand in Bangkok from 27 – 29 May completes a series of capacity building activities on ROO for ASEAN, with focus on ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA). The activities include development of training modules, translation of training…

ASEAN holds Advanced Training on Madrid Protocol

SINGAPORE, 11 December 2014 – The ASEAN Member States continue to move forward with their initiative to accede to the Madrid Protocol by the end of 2015 as part of the ASEAN Economic Community-building. To continue to prepare and assist ASEAN Member States to accede to and implement the Protocol, an advanced training on Madrid Protocol…

ASEAN discusses approach to effective competition enforcement

Manila, 17 July 2014 – The 4th ASEAN Competition Conference, with a theme Building Blocks for Effective Enforcement of Competition Policy and Law (CPL), brought together competition experts and public-private stakeholders from ASEAN, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Republic of Korea, US, EU and international entities such as UNCTAD and the OECD, to discuss the experiences of…

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