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ASEAN Economic Community

  1. 1. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 A. Towards a Single Market and Production Base A1. Free Flows of Goods Common Effective Preferential Enhance CEPT Tariffs- ASEAN Free Trade Area Agreement (2008) (CEPT-AFTA) Tariffs Reduction Complete the tariff Complete the tariff reduction schedule to 0- reduction schedule to 0- 5% for all IL products for 5% for all IL products for Laos and Myanmar Cambodia (2010);1 (2008);1 Elimination of Tariffs Integrate products outside the CEPT Scheme in accordance to the CEPT Agreement (2008); Eliminate import duties on Eliminate import duties 60% of all IL products on 60% of all IL products except for those phased in except for those phased from SL and HSL for Laos in from SL and HSL for and Myanmar (2008);2 Cambodia (2010); Eliminate import duties on Eliminate import duties Eliminate import duties 80% of all IL products on 80% of all IL products on 80% of all IL products except for those phased in except for those phased except for those phased from SL and HSL for in from SL and HSL for in from SL and HSL for ASEAN 6 (2007); Viet Nam (2010); Laos and Myanmar (2012); Eliminate tariffs on all Eliminate tariffs on all products, except for products, except for those those phased in from the phased in from the SL and SL and HSL, for ASEAN HSL, for CLMV 2015 with 6 (2010); flexibility on some sensitive 1 ASEAN-6 and Viet Nam have completed their tariff reduction schedule in 2003 and 2006 respectively 2 ASEAN-6 and Viet Nam have reached their 60% tariff elimination in 2003 and 2006 respectively. 1
  2. 2. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 products up to 2018 Eliminate import duties on Eliminate import duties products in the PIS for on products in the PIS ASEAN-6 (2007); for CLMV (2012); Elimination of duties for 1st Elimination of duties for and 2nd tranche of ICT the 3rd tranche ICT products for CLMV in products for CLMV in accordance to the accordance to the Framework Agreement on Framework Agreement e-ASEAN (2008 for the 1st on e-ASEAN (2010);3 tranche ICT products and 2009 for the 2nd tranche ICT products);3 Reduce tariffs on Reduce tariffs on Complete phase in of the Sensitive List (SL) Sensitive List (SL) remaining products in the products to 0-5% for products to 0-5% for Viet Sensitive List (SL) into the ASEAN-6 (2010); Nam (2013). In the case CEPT Scheme and reduce of sugar Viet Nam shall tariffs on these products to reduce the tariffs to 0- 0-5% ( 2015- Lao PDR 5% by 2010; and Myanmar; 2017- Cambodia) Complete the tariff reduction schedule for Highly Sensitive List (HSL) to the agreed end- rate Elimination of Non-Tariff Abide by the commitment Barriers of a standstill and roll-back on NTBs, effective immediately; 3 ASEAN-6 has completed its tariff reduction for all ICT products in 2005 2
  3. 3. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Enhance transparency by abiding to the Protocol on Notification Procedure and setting up an effective Surveillance Mechanism; Eliminate NTBs for Eliminate NTBs for the Eliminate NTBs for CLMV ASEAN 5 (2010) Philippines (2012) (2015) with flexibility to 2018 for some sensitive products Rules of Origin Continuously reform and enhance the CEPT ROO to re4spond to changes in global production processes, including making necessary adjustments such as the introduction of advance rulings and improvements to the ROO (2007); Simplify the Operational Certification Procedures for the CEPT ROO and ensure its continuous enhancement, including the introduction of facilitative processes such as the electronic processing of certificates of origin, and harmonisation or alignment of national procedures to the extent possible (2007); and 3
  4. 4. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Review all the ROO implemented by ASEAN Member Countries, individually and collectively, and explore possible cumulation mechanisms, where possible. Trade Facilitation Work Finalisation of the Promote transparency Programme Comprehensive Work and visibility of all Programme on Trade actions and interventions Facilitation by all stakeholders within international trade Assessment of Trade transactions. Facilitation conditions in ASEAN Simplified, harmonised Establish Regional Trade and standardised trade Facilitation mechanism and custom, processes, Promote transparency and procedures and related visibility of all actions and information flows to interventions by all move goods and stakeholders within associated services international trade internationally from seller transactions. to buyer, and to pass payment in opposite Establish ASEAN Trade direction Facilitation Repository ASEAN Criteria for authorised traders Customs Integration Integrate customs structures Strategic Plan of Customs Modernise customs Development techniques, guided by simple and harmonised customs procedures and 4
  5. 5. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 formalities through the implementation of regional models of processing of cargoes and shipments (ASEAN Cargo Processing Model and ASEAN Customs Declaration Document in 2007) as committed. Establish ASEAN Customs Transit system to facilitate movement of goods and means of transport. Establish ASEAN Customs systems dealing with special customs regimes such as Temporary Admission, Outward Processing and Inward Processing with the view to facilitate integration of production and supply chains. Modernise tariff classification, customs valuation and origin determination and establish ASEAN e- Customs. 5
  6. 6. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Adopt international standards and practices to secure a uniform system of tariff classification, a synchronised system of value assessment for customs purposes and a harmonised system of origin determination (origin conferring), and information exchange, where possible. Smoothen customs clearance Strengthen human resources development Implement ASEAN e- Customs. Promote mutual assistance for better customs efficiency and effectiveness. ASEAN Single Window Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand operationalise their National Single Windows by 2008. ASEAN-4 (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam) operationalise their National Single Windows no later than 2012. 6
  7. 7. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Implementation of measures of simplifying, harmonising and standardising trade and customs, processes, procedures. Standardisation of data elements based on WCO data model, the WCO data set and United Nation Trade Data Directory (UNTDED) and acceleration of introduction of information, communication and technology (ICT) for digitalised processing and exchange. Application of ICT in all areas related to trade facilitation and customs management are paramount in the ultimate creation of an ASEAN Single Window. Standards and Implement a Single Monitor the Conformance Regulatory Scheme for implementation of the Cosmetic Single Regulatory Scheme for Cosmetics Continue to monitor the The listed Conformity effective Implementation of Assessment Bodies the ASEAN Sectoral MRA under the Sectoral on Electrical and MRAs will be utilised to Electronic Equipment implement the single (EEE) regulatory regime for 7
  8. 8. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 EEE Prepare for the Implement a single Monitor the implementation implementation of a single regulatory regime for of the single regulatory regulatory regime for EEE regime for EEE electrical and electronic equipment Implement the ASEAN Monitor the Common Technical implementation of the Dossiers (ACTD) for ACTD. Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Strengthen competency and confidence amongst regulatory authorities in evaluation process Implement harmonised technical requirements for TMHS for identified areas in all Member Countries Monitor the effective implementation of the Sectoral MRA on GMP Inspection for Pharmaceutical Implement harmonised standards and technical regulations Implement the ASEAN Monitor the Common Submission implementation of the Dossier Template (CSDT) CSTD. for Medical Device 8
  9. 9. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Strengthen competency and confidence amongst regulatory authorities in evaluation process Develop an ASEAN Harmonise the technical Module for Traditional requirements on TMHS Medicine and Health for identified areas Supplement (TMHS) and identify areas for harmonisation of technical requirements Sign and prepare for the Implement the Sectoral implementation an ASEAN MRA on GMP Inspection Sectoral MRA on Good for Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Inspection for Pharmaceutical Establish and implement Monitor the effective Post Market Alert Systems implementation of the for various Sectors Post Marketing Alert System for various sectors Identify and harmonise Continue to harmonise more standards and standards and technical technical regulations for regulations for identified other sectors such as sectors wood-based, rubber- based and automotive etc. 9
  10. 10. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Continue to enhance Technical Infrastructure: more testing laboratories and certification bodies to be accredited to relevant international standards and Post Market Surveillance to be strengthened A2. Free Flows of Services Services Liberalisation Remove substantially all Remove substantially all Remove substantially all under AFAS4 restrictions on trade in restrictions on trade in restrictions on trade in services for the 4 priority services for logistics services for all other services sectors (2010) services by 2013. services sectors by 2015. Schedule at least 10 new Schedule at least 15 Schedule at least 20 Schedule at least 20 (2014) sub-sectors (2008) new sub-sectors (2010) new sub-sectors (2012) and 7 (2015) new sub- sectors No restrictions for Modes 1 and 2, with exceptions due to bona fide regulatory reasons (2008) At least 51% foreign equity At least 70% foreign participation for the 4 equity participation for priority services sectors, the 4 priority services (2008) sectors, (2010) At least 49% foreign equity At least 51% foreign At least 70% foreign participation for logistics equity participation for equity participation for services, (2008) logistics services, (2010) logistics services, (2013) 4 The approaches shall be subject to flexibility as provided in the Blueprint 10
  11. 11. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 At least 49% foreign equity At least 51% foreign At least 70% foreign equity participation for other equity participation for participation for all services services sectors, (2008). other services sectors, sectors, (2015). (2010); Progressively remove market access limitations for Mode 3 as endorsed by the AEM. Complete the compilation of an inventory of barriers to services by August 2008. Set the parameters of Schedule commitments liberalisation for national according to agreed treatment limitations, Mode parameters for national 4 and limitations in the treatment limitations, horizontal commitments for Mode 4 and limitations in each round (2009) the horizontal commitments set in 2009. Mutual Recognition Complete MRAs currently Identify and develop Full implementation of Arrangements (MRAs) under negotiation, i.e. MRAs for other completed MRAs (2015). architectural services, professional services by accountancy services, 2012 surveying qualifications, medical practitioners, and dental practitioners (2008). Implement the completed MRAs 11
  12. 12. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Financial Services Develop the list of “pre- Agree on the list of Develop the list of Substantially remove5 Sector agreed flexibilities” that “pre-agreed “pre-agreed restrictions for the can be maintained by each flexibilities” that can be flexibilities” that can be Insurance, Banking and member country for the maintained by each maintained by each Capital Market sub- sub-sectors identified for member country for member country from sectors by 2015 as liberalisation by 2015 the sub-sectors 2020 identified by member identified for countries in Annex 1. liberalisation by 2015 By 2017, agree on the list of “pre-agreed flexibilities” that can be maintained by each member country from 2020 Substantially remove6 restrictions on trade in services for all remaining sectors by 2020. A3. Free Flows of Investment ASEAN Investment Discuss, negotiate and Agreement (AIA) draft the new ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA). Finalise the ACIA to be submitted to the 11th AIA Council. 5 Members may maintain restrictions as negotiated and agreed in the list of “pre-agreed flexibilities” for 2015. 6 Members may maintain restrictions as negotiated and agreed in the list of “pre-agreed flexibilities” for 2020. 12
  13. 13. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Liberalisation Commence Phase I of the Complete Phase I of the Complete Phase II of the Complete the Final Phase progressive progressive progressive of the progressive reduction/elimination of reduction/elimination of reduction/elimination of reduction/elimination of investment restrictions and investment restrictions investment restrictions investment restrictions and impediments in 2008. and impediments for and impediments for impediments foreight (8) eight (8) ASEAN eight (8) ASEAN ASEAN Member Countries Member Countries in Member Countries in in 2014 and ASEAN 2 (Lao 2010 and for ASEAN 2 2012 and ASEAN 2 (Lao PDR and Myanmar) in (Lao PDR and Myanmar) PDR and Myanmar) in 2015. in 2011. 2013. Realise free and open investment regime with minimal investment restrictions in 2015. Achieve the harmonisation of investment measures to facilitate movement of investments. Commence Phase II of Commence the Final the progressive Phase of the progressive reduction/elimination of elimination of investment investment restrictions restrictions and and impediments for impediments for eight (8) eight (8) ASEAN ASEAN Member Member Countries in Countries in 2012 and 2010 and for ASEAN 2 for ASEAN 2 (Lao PDR (Lao PDR and Myanmar) and Myanmar) in 2013 in 2011 13
  14. 14. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Facilitation Identify international best Commence the adoption Review and assess the Review and assess the practices on investment of applicable impact and effectiveness impact and effectiveness of measures for possible international best of the investment the investment measures adoption by ASEAN. practices on investment measures adopted. adopted. measures. Review and recommend Continue efforts to adopt Achieve the harmonisation applicable international Publish and disseminate applicable international of selected investment best practices for adoption ASEAN Investment best practices on measures to facilitate by ASEAN. Publications: investment measures. movement of investment. Publish and disseminate - ASEAN Investment Publish and disseminate Publish and disseminate ASEAN Investment Report (AIR); ASEAN Investment ASEAN Investment Publications: - Statistics of FDI in Publications: Publications: ASEAN; - ASEAN Investment - ASEAN Investment - ASEAN Investment - Foreign Investors Report (AIR); Report (AIR); Report (AIR); Living in ASEAN; - Statistics of FDI in - Statistics of FDI in - Statistics of FDI in - Directory on Logistics ASEAN; ASEAN; ASEAN; in ASEAN; and - Compendium on - Facts and Figures of - Directory on Electronics; - Development and Investment Measures Doing Business in - Directory on Component Promotion of New and Policies in ASEAN ASEAN (an update). Manufacturers Growth Areas including (Investing in ASEAN Environmental Friendly Guidebook: An Update) Industries - Update Investment Brochure; and - Brochure on Outsourcing Activities / Opportunities in ASEAN Identify and promote Link website on Develop ASEAN Undertake consultation investment opportunities investment between Investment Promotion with business sector to for infrastructure in CLMV ASEAN and Dialogue Video to build up facilitate investment in countries. Partners. image/brand of ASEAN. ASEAN. Complete FDI database Undertake consultation Undertake consultation covering goods and with business sector to with business sector to services sector. facilitate investment in facilitate investment in ASEAN. ASEAN. 14
  15. 15. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Enhance networking Organise discussions on among ASEAN Investment key issues of FDI. Promotion Agencies. Undertake consultation with business sector to facilitate investment in ASEAN. Establish database on Industrial Cluster. Promotion Organise two inbound and Organise two inbound Organise two inbound Organise two inbound and two outbound investment and two outbound and two outbound two outbound investment missions. investment missions. investment missions missions. annually. Continue series of ASEAN Promote regional Promote regional investment seminars on clusters and production clusters and production opportunities in CLMV network through ASEAN network through ASEAN countries to be hosted by industrial cooperation industrial cooperation ASEAN-6. initiatives initiatives Protection Organise seminar on Organise seminar on investment protection investment protection and settlement of and settlement of investment disputes investment disputes. A4. Freer Flows of Capital Strengthening ASEAN Capital Achieve greater Market Development and harmonisation in capital Integration market standards in ASEAN in the areas of offering rules for debt securities, disclosure requirements and distribution rules 15
  16. 16. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Facilitate mutual recognition arrangement or agreement for the cross recognition of qualification and education and experience of market professionals Achieve greater flexibility in language and governing law requirements for securities issuance Enhance withholding tax structure, where possible, to promote the broadening of investor base in ASEAN debt issuance Facilitate market driven efforts to establish exchange and debt market linkages, including cross- border capital raising activities Allowing greater capital mobility The liberalisation of capital movements is to be guided by the following principles: 1. Ensuring an orderly capital account liberalisation consistent with member countries’ national agenda and readiness of the economy. 2. Allowing adequate safeguards against potential macroeconomic instability and systemic risk that may arise from the liberalisation process, including the right to adopt necessary measures to ensure macroeconomic stability. 3. Ensuring the benefits of liberalisation to be shared by all ASEAN countries. Foreign Direct Investment Assess and identify rules Progressively liberalise, Continue to liberalise, for liberalisation for freer where appropriate and where appropriate and flows of foreign direct possible, the pre possible, any other items 16
  17. 17. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 investments which include: identified list of rules for related to: - Direct outward freer flow of foreign - Foreign direct investment direct investments investment - Direct inward investment - Portfolio investments - Liquidation of direct - Other types of capital investment flows To support FDI and to promote capital market development Portfolio Investment 2009-2010: Assess and identify rules for liberalisation for freer flows of portfolio investments, particularly in debts and equity, which include: - Purchase of domestic debt securities and equity by non-residents - Issuance of debt securities and equity by non-residents locally - Repatriation of proceeds arising from portfolio investments - Issuance and/or sale of debt securities and equity abroad by residents - Purchase of debt securities and equity abroad by residents 2011-2013: Progressively liberalise, where appropriate and possible, the rules identified for freer flow of portfolio 17
  18. 18. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 investments Other Types of Flows 2011-2012 Assess and identify rules for liberalisation of other types of flows, particularly long-term foreign borrowing and lending Progressively liberalise, where appropriate and possible, the rules identified for other types of flows, particularly long-term foreign borrowing and lending Current Account Transactions Develop financial market Further develop financial Remove and/or relax, Continue to liberalise, to eliminate, where market to eliminate, where appropriate and where appropriate and applicable, the practice of where applicable, the possible, restrictions on possible, any other items dual exchange rate practice of dual repatriation/ surrender related to current account structure. exchange rate structure. requirement transactions Relax the limitation on Adopt Article VIII IMF by foreign exchange ASEAN countries by purchase and other 2011 payments for invisible transactions and current transfers Facilitation Draft/amend legal and regulatory framework, where appropriate and possible, to support changes in rules 18
  19. 19. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Strengthen policy dialogue on prudential regulation and supervision, to assist member countries develop a supportive regulatory framework for orderly liberalisation Establish/enhance systems to monitor flows in each member country Country collaboration to harmonise, where possible, policies, statistics and infrastructure related to flows Share with member countries progress on rules liberalised A5. Free Flows of Skilled Labour Complete MRAs for major Develop core professional services, competencies including PIS services (concordance of skills and sectors by 2008 qualifications) for job/occupational skills Develop core required in all services competencies sectors by 2015 (concordance of skills and qualifications) for job/occupational skills required in the priority services sectors by 2009 19
  20. 20. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 A6. Priority Integration Sectors Conduct a bi-annual review to monitoring the status, progress and effectiveness of PIS roadmaps amongst ASEAN Member Countries Identify sector-specific projects or initiatives with Country Coordinators through regular dialogues or consultation with stakeholders, particularly the private sector Complete most of the Complete most of the measures identified measures identified under the roadmap of under the roadmap for original 11 priority integration of logistics integration sectors services A7. Food, Agriculture and Forestry Enhance intra- and extra- Develop and apply ASEAN trade and long- fisheries quality term competitiveness of management system that ASEAN’s food, agriculture ensure food safety and and forestry support competitive products/commodities. position of ASEAN fisheries products on world markets through the implementation, validation, verification of Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP)-based systems and improved laboratories practices, and 20
  21. 21. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 adapting quality and safety management systems so that they may be applied to small enterprises in ASEAN by 2009 Establish Good Agriculture / Aquaculture Practices (GAP), Good Animal Husbandry Practices (GAHP), Good Hygiene Practices (GHP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) based systems; for agricultural and food products with significant trade / trade potential by 2012 Harmonise the Sanitary and Phytosanitary quarantine and (SPS) measures for inspection/sampling agricultural, food and procedure by 2010 forestry products with significant trade / trade potential by 2015 Harmonise the Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) of commonly used pesticides for widely traded crop products in accordance with international standards/guidelines, where applicable, by 2010 21
  22. 22. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Harmonise the regulatory framework for agricultural products derived from modern biotechnology by 2015 Harmonise the safety and quality standards for horticultural produce and agricultural products of economic importance in the ASEAN region by 2015 Harmonise guidelines for Harmonise the animal (both the use of chemicals in terrestrial and aquatic aquaculture and measures animals) health control for to eliminate the use of safety of food of animal harmful chemicals by 2009 origin through a common bio-security management standards scheme by 2015 Define legality standard of Field testing on the Develop a regional timber by 2008. Implementation of the reference framework on Guideline by 2010. phased-approach to forest Finalised draft Guideline Capacity building certification by 2015 on Phased-approach to activities for the Forest Certification by implementation of the 2009. Guideline at national level during 2010 - 2011 Promote cooperation, joint Develop joint strategies / approaches and technology positions on issues of transfer with international, related interest to ASEAN regional organisations and with international private sector organisations such as 22
  23. 23. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 WTO, FAO, OIE, IPPC, CODEX, CITES and dialogue partners Promote collaborative research and technology transfer in agriculture, food and forestry products Establish strategic alliances and joint approaches with the private sectors in promoting food safety, investment and joint venture opportunities, promotion of agricultural products and market access Strengthen efforts to combat illegal logging and its associated trade, forest fire and its resultant effects Strengthen efforts to combat illegal fishing Promote ASEAN Strengthen strategic agricultural cooperatives as alliance between a means to empower and agricultural cooperatives in enhance market access of ASEAN through bilateral, agricultural products, to regional and multilateral build a network mechanism cooperation linking agricultural cooperatives, and to fulfil the purpose of agricultural cooperatives for the benefit of farmers in the region 23
  24. 24. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Establish business linkages among the potential agricultural cooperatives within ASEAN Promote direct investment and strategic partnership with ASEAN agricultural cooperatives producers, consumers, and traders B. Towards a Highly Competitive Economic Region B1. Competition Policy Building capacity and Carrying out a foundation- Drawing up a regional introduction and/or laying study, review of work plan on adoption of best practices study findings and Competition Policy and for introducing competition recommendations, and Law with special focus: policy convening a regional capacity building and the meeting on study findings introduction of best and recommendations. practices for introducing competition policy. Exploring funding opportunities for the implementation of selected elements of the work plan in line with the strategic schedules of AEC building. B3. Intellectual Property Rights Intellectual Property Rights Studies to be carried out on: Completion of studies To enhance the Outcome: Action Plan One, the contribution of carried out in competitiveness of 24
  25. 25. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 the copyright system to the collaboration with copyright industries in Effective use of copyright economic development. dialogue partners and the economies of the system follow-up activities ASEAN region Two, the implications of Establishment of collective copyright system to the To set a common goal to To develop online management societies in economy. be attained so as to access to copyright all ASEAN countries facilitate the notifications, where Three, the best utilisation development of available by various countries of copyright-based flexibilities (limitations and industries in ASEAN exemptions) available from Member Countries various IP agreements including the FTAs. Four, collective management societies and copyright tribunals. Collecting of country Formation of national Operation of national Outcome: reports on business and regional on-line and regional on-line BDS development services BDS networks networks (BDS) An improved ASEAN BDS Evaluate the use of the network regional online BDS network. Capacity building in collaboration with dialogue partners and among AMCs. Agreement on a suitable Amendment of laws and Capacity building for IPO Implementation of the model procedures in each AMC officers in AMCs. ASEAN filing system for design Study on the impact of Amendments of laws Implementation of the accession to Madrid and regulations for Madrid Protocol Protocol accession, as needed. 25
  26. 26. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 On-going consultations and information exchanges on IPR protection among national enforcement agencies Identification of national Identification of national Capacity building Establishment of national TK, GR and CTE and TK, GR and CTE and and regional database on collecting inventory collecting inventory TK, GR and CTE B4. Infrastructure Development Transport Action Plan - Singapore-Kunming Rail Completion of Poipet- Link (SKRL) Sisophon Rail Link (2009) - Road Safety Requirements Implementation of the Member Countries to ASEAN five-year develop ASEAN Regional Road Safety standard measures for Action Plan. road safety. ASEAN Framework Member Countries have At least two Member ASEAN-wide Agreement on Multimodal enacted necessary Countries implementing implementation of the Transport domestic legislations to put the ASEAN Framework ASEAN Framework into effect the ASEAN Agreement on Agreement on Framework Agreement on Multimodal Transport. Multimodal Transport Multimodal Transport (i.e. to allow Multimodal Transport Operators from other AMCs to operate in their respective territory.) 26
  27. 27. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 ASEAN Framework Implement the ASEAN Conclude and sign Full implementation of the Agreement on the Framework Agreement on Protocol 6 (Railway ASEAN Framework Facilitation of Goods in the Facilitation of Goods in Borders and Interchange Agreement on the Transit (AFAFGIT) Transit (AFAFGIT) for Stations) of the ASEAN Facilitation of Goods in Road Transport FAGIT. Transit ( for Road and Rail Operations contingent on Transport Operations) the speedy conclusion of Protocol 2 (Frontier Ports) and Protocol 7 (Customs Transit). Completion of road Installation of the construction / improvement harmonised Route of below Class III road Numbering signs in the sections of the designated designated Transit Transit Transport Routes Transport Routes of Protocol 1 of the (TTRs) under Protocol 1 ASEAN Highway Network, of the ASEAN i.e., Poipet – Sisophon Framework Agreement (48km) and Kratie Stung on Facilitation of Goods Treng (198km). in Transit. ASEAN Framework Conclude and adopt final Start implementation of Full implementation of the Agreement on the text of the ASEAN the ASEAN Framework ASEAN Framework Facilitation of Inter-State Framework Agreement on Agreement on the Agreement on the Transport (FAIST) the Facilitation of Inter- Facilitation of Inter-State Facilitation of Inter-State State Transport (FAIST) Transport (2010) Transport Conclude and sign the Implementation of ASEAN Multilateral ASEAN Multilateral Agreement on the Full Agreement on the Full Liberalisation of Air Freight Liberalisation of Air Services (2008) Freight Services (in accordance with the Air Travel Roadmap) 27
  28. 28. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Roadmaps for Integration Implement the ASEAN of Air Travel Sector Multilateral Agreement on (RIATS) the Full Liberalisation of Air Freight Services (2008) Conclude and sign ASEAN Multilateral Agreement on the Full Liberalisation of Air Services (2008) Implement the ASEAN Implement the ASEAN ASEAN-wide Multilateral Agreement on Multilateral Agreement implementation of the Air Services (in on Air Services (in ASEAN Multilateral accordance with the Air accordance with the Air Agreement on Air Travel Roadmap) Travel Roadmap) Services (in accordance with the Air Travel Roadmap) Adopt concept and Finalise the Implement the ASEAN enabling framework for implementation Single Aviation ASEAN Single Aviation arrangement /agreement “agreement Market to pave way for the on the ASEAN Single /arrangement”. regional open-sky Aviation Market by 2015. arrangement (2008) Develop the ASEAN-wide implementation Implementation of the arrangement /agreement ASEAN Single Aviation on the ASEAN Single “agreement /arrangement”. Aviation Market (which will be implemented by 2015). Roadmap towards an Develop strategies for a Implement the Maritime Implement the Maritime Review the Maritime Integrated and Competitive ASEAN Single Shipping Transport Roadmap Transport Roadmap Transport Roadmap for the Maritime Transport in Market next 3-5 years. ASEAN, which promotes and strengthens intra- ASEAN shipping market 28
  29. 29. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 and services. Information Infrastructure Implement the ASEAN ASEAN-wide Telecommunications implementation of the - Brunei Plan Action of ICT Regulators Council ASEAN MRA on - ICT Focus (ATRC) Mutual conformity assessment Recognition Arrangement for telecommunication (MRA) on conformity equipment assessment for telecommunication equipment Promote and deepen Implement regional policy and regulatory measures to extend measures to deal with the connectivity, capacity opportunities and and access in and challenges in the area of between member Next Generation Networks countries via high speed (including issue on network between broadband penetration and national information communications in rural infrastructures areas, etc) Enable the interoperability of products/ services, information systems and networks, in a convergence environment. 29
  30. 30. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Develop a general framework or guidelines for coordinated ASEAN e- government programs for efficient delivery of public services, and to facilitate regional trade, investment and other business activities. To activate the ASEAN e- Government Forum, among others, to identify key public services for ICT applications, including capacity building activities Intensify capacity building and training for national Computer Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) and strengthen cooperation and coverage of ASEAN regional cyber- security network. Develop an action plan for MRA and/or Certification of ICT professionals in ASEAN Content Industry Develop action plan for developing ASEAN contents, web services and online application industries. 30
  31. 31. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Energy Cooperation Ratify/Accept MOU on ASEAN Power Grid (by a. ASEAN Power Grid December 2008) Review the 2003 AIMS (by December 2008) Adopt the revised AIMS as an updated reference document (by May 2009) Establish APGCC (by May 2008) Approve the TOR (by December 2008) Report the TOR to SOME/AMEM (by July 2009) Establish task-groups for relevant studies (by May 2009) Implement interconnection projects and report progress to HAPUA Council and SOME/AMEM (2008-2015) Adopt key findings & recommendation of the study and submit to SOME/AMEM (by 2014) Firm up the institutional and implementing arrangements to realize the APG (starting 2015) 31
  32. 32. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 • Trans-ASEAN Gas Adopt the Updated TAGP Formation of model Adopt business model Optimise Trans-ASEAN Pipeline Conceptual Master Plan ASEAN Joint Venture for ASEAN gas pipeline Gas Pipelines (JV) Gas Pipeline ownership and operation Adopt legal and regulatory Company framework for cross-border Develop and implement gas pipeline transportation Adopt common technical regional safety and standards for security plan for TAGP construction, operation pipelines and facilities and maintenance of ASEAN gas pipeline projects B5. Taxation Complete the network of bilateral agreements on avoidance of double taxation among all Member Countries by 2010, to the extent possible B6. E-Commerce Member Countries to Update and/or amend A harmonised legal enact their e-commerce relevant legislations in infrastructure for E- laws line with regional best Commerce fully in place in practices and ASEAN regulations in e- Commerce activities Implement harmonised Adopt the best practices/ guidelines and principles guidelines on other for electronic contracting cyber-law issues (i.e. and online dispute data privacy, consumer resolution services protection, IPR, ISP liability, etc) to support the regional e-commerce activities. 32
  33. 33. Strategic Schedule for ASEAN Economic Community Strategic Approach Priority Actions 2008-2009 2010-2011 2012-2013 2014-2015 Adopt regional framework Advancing cross-border and strategy for the electronic transactions, mutual recognition of through pilot digital signatures implementation of mutual recognition of foreign digital signatures Continued capacity building and information sharing for Member Countries on E-Commerce legal infrastructure activities (e.g. PKI, institutional strengthening for CAs, etc) C. Towards a Region of Equitable Economic Development C1. SME Development ASEAN Policy Blueprint for Established a common Established a Established a regional Established a regional SME SME Development curriculum for comprehensive SME programme for the development fund that entrepreneurship in service centre with promotion of internship would be used as a ASEAN regional and sub- scheme for staff financial source for SMEs regional linkages in exchanges and visits for that are undertaking ASEAN Member skills training business in the ASEAN Countries region Established an SME financial facility in each ASEAN Member Country 15. Narrowing the Development Conduct periodic socio- Gaps economic studies to Initiatives on ASEAN monitor/evaluate the Integration (IAI) impact of economic ASEAN Development Fund integration Sub-region Developments 33

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