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AANZFTA prepares for the negotiation of a pilot full cumulation program

November 2018 – This month marked the commencement of a series of workshops on full cumulation for ASEAN Member States under the ASEAN-Australia New Zealand Free Trade Area, progressing the goal of economic integration among members of the FTA. The first set of two-day workshops were held in Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Lao PDR. The…

ASEAN Enhances Mobility of Skilled Labour through Qualifications Reference Framework

MANILA, 13 October 2014 – Following endorsement of the ASEAN Qualification Reference Framework (AQRF) by the ASEAN Economic Ministers and the ASEAN Education Ministers in August and September 2014, respectively, the Task Force on AQRF met in Manila last week to progress the discussion of the AQRF implementation. AQRF, a common reference framework, functions as…

UN and APEC to collaborate with ASEAN on harmonising regional statistics on trade and tourism

JAKARTA – 7 October 2013. Given the importance of trade and tourism in the economy, the United Nations Statistics Division, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat are jointly organizing the four-day International Seminar on Trade and Tourism Statistics on 7-10 October 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia, with assistance from…

The Third ASEAN Competition Conference focuses on Regional Competition Cooperation and Integration

The Third ASEAN Competition Conference with the theme Moving towards Regional Integration of Competition Policy and Law taking place in Singapore on 4-5 July is looking into benefits, possible approaches and challenges in fostering greater regional cooperation and integration of competition policy and law among ASEAN Member States. The Conference is a key platform for…

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