The ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) was signed during the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila. The pact, which will come into force on January 1, 2019 is expected to benefit foreign businesses significantly as it will expand Hong Kong’s network to cover all major economies in South East Asia.
The trading relations between the Philippines and Hong Kong goes back several centuries. In the present day, the Philippines serves as the 13th largest market for Hong Kong. Learn more about the current state of their economic ties in our latest article.
In this article, our Philippines correspondent Bob Shead looks at recent developments related to Philippines’ political and economic relations with China. Read more to learn about significant improvements made since President Duterte assumed office.
In this article, we examine the implications of Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential elections for the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Free Trade in the ASEAN region.
In its most recent investment report for 2016, ASEAN has focused heavily on the intertwined issues of mergers and acquisitions (M&As). Learn which parties are at the forefront of these acquisitions and where opportunities lie in the near to medium term.
International arbitration centers have become the preferred location for the resolution of corporate dispute resolution in ASEAN. Learn which centers offer the best conditions for the resolution of conflict and understand how to tap into these advantages.
Singapore has overtaken Hong Kong as the top financial hub in Asia; a symbolic milestone that is indicative of a wider trend of optimism towards the city state. Read more for ASEAN Briefing’s analysis on this development and learn how to effectively spearhead your expansion within the region.
In this edition of ASEAN Regualtory Brief we highlight increasing opportunities for foreign ownership in Indonesia, increasing penalties for Burmese tax evasion, and Malaysia’s removal of visa requirements for Chinese Tourists.
ASEAN and China have announced that they expect to complete their negotiations on an expanded free trade agreement (FTA) by November of this year. The announcement was made on August 23 during the 47th Association of Southeast Asian Nations Economic Ministers’ Meeting. During the recent gathering, the economic ministers of the ASEAN nations met with China’s Minister of Commerce, Gao Hucheng.
Our nine part series on the cost of doing business in ASEAN compared with China details cost of labor and taxes, together with bilateral trade profiles between China and ASEAN countries.