Includes bibliogaphical references (p. 85-99).
|Contributions||Vidyāsthān Seṭṭhakicc Kambujā.|
|LC Classifications||MLCS 2009/42074 (H)|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||viii, 100 p. :|
|Number of Pages||100|
|LC Control Number||2007321855|
ASEAN Key Figures iii FOREWORD The ASEAN Key Figures is the inaugural issue of a new publication by the Statistics Division (ASEANstats) of the ASEAN Secretariat. The publication provides readers with selected statistical indicators on ASEAN Member States. ESTABLISHMENT. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, was established on 8 August in Bangkok, Thailand, with the signing of the ASEAN Declaration (Bangkok Declaration) by the Founding Fathers of ASEAN, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand.. Brunei Darussalam then joined on 7 January , Viet Nam on 28 July , Lao PDR and Myanmar on 23 . The Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR) is a transitional economy, and one of the few least developed economies in the Southeast Asian region. Laos became a member of ASEANAuthor: Jayant Menon. For Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Viet Nam (CLV), complying with the require- ments of various regulatory bodies such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) or the World Trade Organization (WTO) as well as free-trade agreements such as the ASEAN-China free-trade agreement (ACFTA) poses serious challenges.
At the global level, there is a recent trend to speed up the accession of the remaining non-WTO GMS countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR, and Vietnam) into the WTO. As a regional grouping, the message is clear that deeper integration will bring substantial tangible economic and political benefits to the region and to each member country. This chapter uses a global trade model, supplemented with household survey data, to explore the potential impact of ASEAN trade liberalization on poverty in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand, and Vietnam. WTO and International Trade Center. Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry. 9 Dao Duy Anh, Dong Da, Hanoi. Tel: +, Fax: + Brunei Darussalam joined ASEAN in , while Viet Nam entered ASEAN in , Lao PDR and Myanmar in and Cambodia in The entry of the latter four member states into ASEAN raised concerns over the possible emergence of a “two-tier ASEAN.”.
CLMV Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, and Vietnam ASEAN Centrality and the ASEAN-US Economic Relationship xiii On the other hand, they will need to intensify integration within in the global marketplace. From the viewpoint of the United States, the two-speed approach argues for welcoming ASEAN members into the TPP if they are ready to assume. The Singapore Cooperation Programme (SCP) is a series of programmes conducted by the Government of Singapore to facilitate the sharing with other developing countries the technical and systems skills that Singapore has learned and acquired over the years. Technical assistance focuses on training and increasing the skills of a nation. As a country whose only resource is its people, Singapore. Arif Hussain, former Director of the WTO Accessions Division, gave a general overview of the accession process in Lao PDR, which took 15 years, and explained why it was a unique experience. For the Lao PDR it was a "leap of faith" politically and economically because when they started the process in , the WTO was a new and untested. Supporting Vietnam's sustainable economic development and improvement of the living conditions of the poor; Encouraging Vietnam's integration into the global economy via trade and support of socio-economic reforms. Supporting Vietnam's transition into an open society based on good governance, rule of law and the respect for Human Rights.