From ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY BLUEPRINT 2015 to 2025

From ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY BLUEPRINT 2015 to 2025 The implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2015 has substantively achieved: . - Tariffs elimination and trade facilitation - The advancement of the services trade liberalisation agenda - Investment liberalisation and facilitation - Capital market regulatory frameworks and platforms streamline and harmonisation - Skilled labour mobility facilitation - Development of regional frameworks in competition policy, consumer protection and intellectual property rights promotion - Connectivity promotion - The narrowing of development gap - The strengthening of ASEAN’s relationship with its external parties ASEAN recognises that regional economic integration is a dynamic, ongoing process as economies as well as domestic and external environments are constantly evolving. In this context, ASEAN has initiated two studies for the AEC Blueprint 2025 by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), and the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), as well as inputs from other stakeholders. The measures taken will create a more strongly networked, competitive, innovative and highly integrated ASEAN.