ASEAN: Resources

ASEAN Bankers Association

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Bankers Association brings together the banking associations of all ASEAN member countries. Its purpose is to increase the economic growth of Southeast Asia through cooperation among its member banks. The site also includes the ASEAN Banker newsletter's current and past issues in PDF format.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 1, 2016

ASEAN UP

ASEAN UP is a website designed to empower business in Southeast Asia by compiling a wide variety of resources pertaining to the ASEAN trade bloc. This site includes an ASEAN business directory, business resources for each country in ASEAN, and a blog covering opportunities in ASEAN. Latest news and data regarding ASEAN are also available on the site.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 1, 2016

ASEAN: Brief History and Its Problems

Written by the Korean Minjok Leadership Academy, this site offers a more in-depth approach to the history leading up to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the developments once ASEAN was created, and the dilemma’s they face. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 1, 2016

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

This is the official website of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which provides detailed information about ASEAN including an overview, member states, structure, and external relations. The official annual report, latest news, and other valuable resources are also available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 1, 2016

Australian Government: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: ASEAN

The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provides insight into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from an Australian standpoint. The site includes an ASEAN fact sheet, Australians' relationship with ASEAN, declarations from the ASEAN-Australian dialogue, and other documents available in PDF.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 1, 2016

China-ASEAN FTA

This resource provides the overview of China Association of Southeast Asian Nation-Free Trade Agreement (ASEAN FTA) as well as the latest news on China-ASEAN. The site also includes the full text of the agreement categorized by trade in goods, trade in services as well as an investment section.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 1, 2016

Engaging with ASEAN: A guide for civil society organisations (2006)

Written by the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW), an organization based in Paris working to advance social development, this paper describes the history and evolution of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In addition, it discusses the structures that that guide ASEAN and reviews the mechanisms for social development organizations. Resource opens as a PDF.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 1, 2016

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada: ASEAN

Canadian Foreign Affairs and International Trade provides insight into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) from a Canadian standpoint. The site provides information for market opportunities in key industries, government support, and market access.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 1, 2016

International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL): ASEAN

The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) provides a thorough report on the legal structure of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as well as links to declarations, charters, and legal documents throughout ASEAN’s history. The site also provides information on human rights and civil society participation. PDF version available.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 1, 2016

The ABC of AEC: To 2015 And Beyond

Provided by Deloitte, this publication provides an look into the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) and its potential impact on international business. Information includes general economic information on the ASEAN countries, the agenda for the AEC, a timeline of implementation, and lists of the achievements and ultimate goals for the community.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 22, 2016

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC)

The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) insights page provided by Deloitte offers a thorough description of the AEC and how it impacts businesses around the world. A brochure is available for download that provides key statistics, important milestones, and a look at what is to come for the AEC. 

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 1, 2016

United States Department of State: Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)

The U.S. Department of State, responsible for international relations of the United States, offers information pertaining to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). The site has an overview of ASEAN, a chronological report of publications, and ASEAN’s relations with the United States.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 1, 2016

US-ASEAN Business Council, Inc.

The US-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Business Council advocates United States corporations within ASEAN. The council aims to lead business missions to key economies and convenes meetings with ASEAN heads of state and ministers. The site provides knowledge on key industries for U.S. businesses including customs, defense and security, energy, financial services, food and agriculture, health and life sciences, as well as technology.

Last reviewed by globalEDGE on: March 1, 2016

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