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Engaging Business for Competition Compliance in ASEAN

Representatives of the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) and the ASEAN Secretariat gathered in Singapore today for a dialogue on key issues and challenges to enhance effective business compliance of Competition...

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Winner of the ASEAN-U.S. Science Prize for Women Announced

During an award presentation at ASEANs Science & Technology Week, the ASEAN Committee on Science and Technology (COST) and the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced the...

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ASEAN and the Republic of Korea continue to strengthen cooperation in forestry

ASEAN and the Republic of Korea committed to enhance their cooperation in forestry through the signing of an Instrument of Extension of the Agreement between the Governments of the Member States of the Association of...

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ASEAN Signs Protocol to Improve Investment Regimes

ASEAN Economic Ministers signed the Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA) last week in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. The main objective of the Protocol is to provide a mechanism to better...

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ASEAN Directors-General of Immigration Enhance Efforts towards ASEAN Community

The annual meeting of ASEAN Immigration Departments and the Consular Affairs Divisions of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs was held on 1-4 September in Brunei Darussalam to share valuable insights and experiences over...

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ASEAN Launches Narcotics Cooperation Centre in Bangkok

The ASEAN Narcotics Cooperation Centre (ASEAN-NARCO) was officially launched in Bangkok on 15 September to further drive regional efforts in pursuing ASEAN Drug Free 2015. To act as a coordinating platform for ASEAN...

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ASEAN Regional Conference Promotes Funding Access for Women Entrepreneurs and Better SME Development

Often considered as the backbone of ASEAN economies, many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are still facing challenges in their start-up, development and expansion to international market. Women entrepreneurs in the...

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ASEAN Member States Discuss Design and Formulation of Competition Policy and Law

Members of the ASEAN Experts Group on Competition (AEGC) met in Bali on 24-25 September to discuss the process and substantive issues of formulating an effective Competition Policy and Law (CPL). Dynamic global changes...

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ASEAN Holds Customs Risk Management Workshop in Preparation for AEC

The decision to create an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015 is intended to facilitate the free flow of goods, services,investmentand skilled labour in the region, and the freer flow of capital. An...

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ASEAN Civil Service Heads Map Out Priorities for Post-2015 Cooperation

The ASEAN Heads of Civil Service met on 26 September in Yangon, Myanmar to share information on national strategies and good practices in promoting good governance towards fulfilling peoples aspirations and welfare in...

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ASEAN Strengthens Electrical Safety Regulations

Policy makers, government officials and industry leaders in Lao PDR attended a workshop on Development of Safety Regulations for Electrical & Electronic Equipment held on 28-29 October in this city. The workshop...

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Strengthening Technical Competency on Consumer Protection in ASEAN

Recognizing the need to build and strengthen the technical competency of government officials involved in implementing consumer protection, a five-day workshop to validate consumer protection training materials in six...

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ASEAN Prepares Future Leaders in Disaster Management

The ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on disaster management (the AHA Centre) has officially concluded the second batch of its signature programme the AHA Centre Executive Programme (ACE Programme)...

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ASEAN Develops Customs Transit System

In order to facilitate the transport of goods by road in ASEAN, while maintaining customs controls to protect government revenue and society, a workshop on ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS) Procedures was held in...

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ASEAN Encourages Social Entrepreneurship in the Region

Singapore hosted an ASEAN Forum on Social Entrepreneurship today where over 80 policy makers and representatives of non-profit organisations from ASEAN Member States discussed the role of social entrepreneurship and...

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A Closer Look at ASEAN Trade Performance, Dependency and Investment

The first pillar of the ASEAN Economic Community involves two key aspects on the free flow of goods and free flow of investment in order to transform ASEAN into a single market and production base by 2015. An overview...

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Working Together towards Rabies-free ASEAN

In accordance with the recent global observance of the World Rabies Day on 28 September, ASEAN demonstrated its continued support in accelerating the goal of a Rabies-free ASEAN by 2020 through the endorsement of the...

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ASEAN and China Sign Agreement on Disaster Management

ASEAN Secretary-General Le Luong Minh hailed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Disaster Management Cooperation between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Peoples Republic...

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Regional Industry Leaders Attend 11th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit

The ASEAN business community held its own parallel event at the sidelines of the 25h ASEAN Summit. The 11th ASEAN Business and Investment Summit (ASEAN-BIS) was held in Nay Pyi Taw from 11-13 November 2014 with the...

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ASEAN to Pilot Customs Transit System

An ASEAN Customs Transit System (ACTS) will be piloted in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. The system, aimed at facilitating the movement of transit goods by road within ASEAN, will form an integral component of the...