Economy & Trade

China-ASEAN Expo to be Held in Nanning this September


Focus on China-Malaysian Bilateral Trade Apr. 18 – The 10th China-ASEAN Expo 2013 (CAEXPO) will be held in Nanning, Guangxi Province in China, from September 23 to 26, 2013. The CAEXPO, co-organized annually since 2004 by China and ASEAN, has been credited as an effective platform to promote cooperation between China and ASEAN member countries […]

Welcome to ASEAN Briefing!


Welcome to ASEAN Briefing, a new site constructed in a library and archive format, where we have collected the various and increasing number of tax treaties and FDI policies that ASEAN and its individual members states have with other nations. Our news section will specifically concentrate on these treaties and agreements, ensuring that our audience is kept up to date on any new developments.

Introduction to the ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement


The ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement entered into force on March 29, 2012, aiming to create a free and open investment environment through the consolidation and expansion of existing agreements between the ASEAN member countries.

Expanding Your China Business to India and Vietnam


In this issue of Asia Briefing Magazine, we discuss why China is no longer the only solution for export-driven businesses, and how the evolution of trade in Asia is determining that locations such as Vietnam and India represent competitive alternatives.

Are You Ready For ASEAN 2015?


In our first ever issue of Asia Briefing magazine, we focus on the new dawn that ASEAN free trade brings to the entire region, as well as the dramatic added impact of pan-Asian free trade agreements such as the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

ASEAN-India Free Trade Area Part IV: Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia


In the fourth and final part of our ASEAN-India Free Trade Area analysis, we will examine trade trends and statistics from India to Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

Update: China’s Free Trade Agreements


Over the past years, China has been actively pursuing FTAs with various countries. So far, the country has 16 FTA partners comprising of 28 economies.

ASEAN-India Target Trade to Reach US$100 Billion By 2015


80 percent of goods tariffs to disappear by 2016 Feb. 17 – Anand Sharma, India’s Minister of Commerce, has stated that he expects ASEAN-India trade to top $100 billion by 2015, speaking at the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit, an event that celebrated 20 years of cooperation between ASEAN and India and that was marked by New […]

Intra-Asian Trade Flows to Help Global Economy Top US$100 Trillion by 2020


China and India-based trade corridors to pave the way Nov. 29 – A report by the United Overseas Bank (UOB) of Singapore has indicated that the global economy will increase by 73 percent over the US$63 trillion seen in 2010 to reach US$109 trillion by 2020, with Asian trade flows one of the key factors […]

Selling U.S. Exports to Asia’s Middle Class Consumers


Oct. 22 – One of the main issues I’ve been discussing in the United States this past week with law and tax practices, universities, chambers of commerce and potential clients in Columbia, Charlotte, and San Francisco, is the growing trend of American exports to China. The demographics already tell us that a major wave of […]

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