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ASEAN leaders proclaimed to create an ASEAN Economic Community by 2015. But achieving the target requires cooperation and coordination both within and among the ten ASEAN economies. Currently, with countries having varying considerations towards complete liberalization, protectionism still persists in certain sectors of the economies. Lot of work needs to be done in addressing the domestic reforms, the gaps in infrastructure, the lack of human resources and adequate institutions. Moreover, it is the businesses whose decisions and actions will help the region to achieve an effective integration. The policymakers have vital roles to play in raising the engagement of the private businesses in ASEAN matters. As time is limited, one way for ASEAN is to focus on "core" elements of integration and implement them earnestly in the shortest possible time. The rest of the process, as envisaged in the AEC blueprint, can follow beyond 2015. This book examines the state of readiness of the member countries for regional integration and discusses the challenges to ASEAN businesses. It gives policy recommendations to address some of the issues faced by the key stakeholders.

Co-publication: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Institute of Southeast Asian Studies


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Achieving the ASEAN Economic Community 2015: Challenges for Member Countries and Businesses [Whole Publication, ISBN: 978-981-4379-65-6] 52.00 USD
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1. Introduction: State of Readiness of ASEAN Economies and Business, by Sanchita Basu Das, author 5.00 USD
2. ASEAN's Readiness in Achieving the AEC 2015: Prospects and Challenges, by S Pushpanathan, author 5.00 USD
3. Achieving the AEC 2015: Challenges for Brunei Darussalam, by Lim Jock Hoi, author 5.00 USD
4. Achieving the AEC by 2015: Challenges for Cambodia and its Businesses, by Chan Sophal, Larry Strange, authors 5.00 USD
5. AEC 2015, Cambodia, and Lao PDR: View from the GMS, by Pradeep Srivastava, author 5.00 USD
6. Deadline 2015: Assessing Indonesia's Progress towards the AEC, by Hadi Soesastro, Raymond Atje, authors 5.00 USD
7. Towards an Integrated AEC: Where is Malaysia?, by Rajah Rasiah, author 5.00 USD
8. Achieving the AEC 2015: Challenges for the Philippines, by Jenny D Balboa, Fatima Lourdes E del Prado, Josef T Yap, authors 5.00 USD
9. ASEAN Economic Integration: Perspectives from Singapore, by Ong Keng Yong, author 5.00 USD
10. Achieving the AEC 2015: Challenges for Thailand, by Nipon Poapongsakorn, author 5.00 USD
11. Achieving an Efficient AEC by 2015: A Perspective from Vietnam, by Vo Tri Thanh, author 5.00 USD
12. ASEAN Economic Integration: Challenges to Brunei Businesses, by Pushpa Thambipillai, author 5.00 USD
13. Perspectives of the Indonesian Business Sector on the Regional Integration Process, by Widdi Mugijayani, Pratiwi Kartika, authors 5.00 USD
14. Achieving the AEC 2015: Challenges for the Malaysian Private Sector, by Mahani Zainal Abidin, Loh Geok Mooi, Nor Izzatina Abdul Aziz, authors 5.00 USD
15. The Role of the Private Sector in Regional Economic Integration: A View from the Philippines, by Maureen Ane D Rosellon, Josef T Yap, authors 5.00 USD
16. Role of the Singapore Private Sector in ASEAN Economic Integration, by Juliana Giam, author 5.00 USD
17. Thailand's Perspective on the Role of the Private Sector in the Process of Regional Integration, by Eggaluck Suwannakarn, Pisesporn Wasawong, authors 5.00 USD
18. The Private Sector's Participation in Regional Integration: A Perspective from Vietnam, by Vo Tri Thanh, Nguyen Anh Duong, authors 5.00 USD
Conclusion and Recommendations for an Effective AEC, by Sanchita Basu Das, author 5.00 USD
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