Symposium: Updates on the ASEAN Economic Community
ASEAN STUDIES CENTRE SYMPOSIUM:
UPDATES ON THE ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY
About the Symposium
There was considerable public discussion and dialogue on the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in the few years preceding the launch of the AEC in 2015. In contrast, there has been very little public information on the progress made in economic integration in ASEAN since then, even though the AEC is very much a community in the making. At the same time, global uncertainties have heightened with an increasing possibility of a retreat from regional trade agreements towards bilateral arrangements while multilateral liberalization remains at a standstill. ASEAN’s external environment is filled with unfolding events such as Trump’s policies, the Brexit and China’s on-going restructuring efforts that may impact both global and regional growth. Integration efforts have to deepen in order for the region to tap on it’s potential to grow and to withstand exogenous shocks that may emerge due to increasing uncertainties. In the light of all these developments, ASEAN Studies Centre at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute is organizing a one-day symposium entitled ‘Updates on the ASEAN Economic Community’. The event will bring together government representatives, academia, as well as the private sector to share perspectives, knowledge, and experience in regional economic cooperation and integration within the context of the AEC.
The Symposium programme is attached here for your information.