The ASEAN Economic Community 2015: On the road to real business impact
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is rapidly approaching a new milestone - the implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015.

The AEC sets the foundations of a single market and production base allowing for the free movement of goods, services, investment, capital and skilled labor. In addition, the ten member countries will jointly realize the development of a competition policy, the protection of intellectual property, the facilitation of e-commerce and the introduction of a more comprehensive investment protection and dispute resolution system.

In this rapidly changing environment, global businesses need to closely monitor the developments in ASEAN and consider their trade and investment opportunities to further optimize their global supply chains.
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