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ASEAN, Hong Kong conclude Negotiations on Free Trade Agreement

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN and Hong Kong have concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement and a related investment agreement at the second ASEAN Economic Ministers-Hong Kong, China Consultations (AEM-HKC Consultations) held in Pasay, the Philippines, on Sept 9.
Date: 12 September 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

ASEAN prefers to adopt legally binding South China Sea Code of Conduct

MANILA, Aug. 7 - Foreign ministers from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have agreed to adopt a legally binding code of conduct (COC) in the disputed waters of West Philippine Sea/ South China Sea, which they hoped to begin its negotiations by year-end. “… There was, in fact, an agreement among the ASEAN foreign ...
Date: 08 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Cayetano: ASEAN won’t Politicize Human Rights

MANILA, Aug. 4 - Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said ASEAN places great importance on human rights and will not engage in politicizing it.
Date: 04 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN likely to begin Talks on South China Sea Code of Conduct - DFA

MANILA, Aug. 3 - Foreign ministers of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member-states are expected to endorse the framework on the Code of Conduct (COC) to address disputes in the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea) and are likely to instruct starting talks on the actual code, said the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA).
Date: 03 August 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

3rd JTIC Meeting discusses 1970 Border Trade Agreement Review

KUALA LUMPUR, July 13 (Bernama) - A review of the 1970 Border Trade Agreement and trade restrictions on the Tebedu-Entikong border were among key issues discussed between Malaysia and Indonesia at the recent Third Joint Trade and Investment Committee (JTIC) meeting in Kuching.
Date: 13 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

AIPA adopts Twin Resolutions to boost ASEAN's Fight vs Drugs

MANILA, July 6 - Members of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA) on Thursday adopted twin resolutions that will strengthen the bloc's efforts to combat the drug menace in the region during the 13th meeting of the AIPA Fact Finding Committee (AIFOCOM) at Conrad Hotel, Pasay City.
Date: 06 July 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN Lawmakers urged to work towards Harmonizing Laws

MANILA, June 29 - ASEAN lawmakers need to work towards harmonizing the laws of member-states to allow more professionals to work freely within the ASEAN region. Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Asst. Secretary for ASEAN Affairs Hellen De La Vega said the mutual recognition agreements (MRAs) initiative, which was part of the ASEAN integratio ...
Date: 29 June 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Give COC Process in WPS the Chance to progress - DFA official

MANILA, May 29 (PNA) - An official of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has underscored the need to give the code of conduct (COC) process a chance to progress and enable it to manage tensions in the disputed West Philippine Sea/South China Sea (WPS/SCS).
Date: 29 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN needs new Rules for greater Regional Security

KUALA LUMPUR, May 23 (Bernama) - ASEAN must come up with new rules that are inclusive and acceptable to all major players in order to have more regional security, Institute of Security and International Studies (ISIS) director at Bangkok's Chulalongkorn University, Dr Thitinan Pongsudhirak, said on the sidelines of the 31st Asia Pacific Forum (APR) ...
Date: 23 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PHL welcomes Completion of WPS Code of Conduct Framework

MANILA, May 19 — The Philippine government on Friday welcomed the completion of the framework on the code of conduct for managing the dispute in the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea.
Date: 19 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

China-ASEAN Senior Officials finish COC Draft Framework

GUIYANG, Guizhou, May 18 (PNA) - After long years of consultations and discussions on the implementation of the Declaration on the Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea (DOC), China and Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) senior officials have finally wrapped up talks on the Code of the Conduct (COC) draft framework.
Date: 18 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Ex-Envoy pushes for Inclusion of Enforcement Provision, Dispute Mechanism in WPS Code of Conduct

MANILA, May 17 - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members and China need to put in place an enforcement provision and dispute mechanism in the code of conduct for managing the dispute in the West Philippine Sea/South China Sea to ensure its effectiveness, a former envoy said on Wednesday.
Date: 17 May 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN Lawmakers push for Full Harmonization of Laws

MANILA, April 29 (PNA) - ASEAN lawmakers vowed to fully harmonize laws of the 10 member-states to align it with the agreements and commitments entered into by the regional block. In a statement Saturday, Philippine House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, who is the concurrent president of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Inter-Parliamentary ...
Date: 29 April 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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ASEAN, Dialogue Partners hope for End of Marawi Conflict Soon

MANILA - The ASEAN member states and its dialogue partners are hoping that the more than three-month fighting in Marawi be resolved soon.

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ASEAN Public Relations strengthen Regional Structure

Badung, Bali (ANTARA News) - Public relations and communication are keys to obtain public understanding and participation in order to strengthen the regional organization's position at the global level, Director General of Public Information and Communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, stated here on Wednesday.

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Malaysia-Thailand to ink MoU on Security Cooperation

BANGKOK, Sept 20 (Bernama) - There will be closer security cooperation between Malaysia and Thailand with the establishment of a Joint Committee on Security Cooperation, according to a cabinet resolution document released by the Thai government.

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ASEAN enhances Coordination to tackle Cyber Threats

SINGAPORE, Sept 18 (Bernama) - ASEAN member states have agreed on the importance of enhancing coordination to ensure that its cybersecurity efforts across various platforms in countering increasingly sophisticated cyber threats are focused, effective and in synergy with one another.

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ASEAN to promote Trade with Russia and EAEU

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - ASEAN Economic Ministers agreed to expand trade with Russia and those grouped in the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

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Conclusion of the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEAN-Hong Kong, China Investment Agreement (AHKIA)

The Economic Ministers of ASEAN and Hong Kong, China (HKC) announced the conclusion of the ASEAN-HKC Free Trade Agreement (AHKFTA) and the ASEANHKC Investment Agreement (AHKIA) at the Second ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM)-HKC Consultations held on 9 September 2017 in Pasay City, the Philippines.

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ASEAN Meet explores Issues related to Tariff Commitments, Rules under ATIGA

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 (Bernama) - The discussions on Association of South-East Asian Nations' (ASEAN) internal economic-related affairs, which were held in the Philippines at the 31th ASEAN Free Trade Agreement Council, explored issues related to tariff commitments and applicable rules under the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA).

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ASEAN-Korea Free Trade Area increases Bilateral Trade by 92.3 per cent

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 (Bernama) - Bilateral trade between ASEAN and South Korea has increased by 92.3 per cent to US$118.84 billion in 2016 from US$61.81 billion in 2006 since the ASEAN-KOREA Free Trade Area (AKFTA) took effect in 2007.

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ASEAN MSMEs need More Financial, Technical Support: Study

MANILA - While the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has available programs and pushing for policies that will boost micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), the region needs to introduce more financial and technical support to MSMEs, an ASEAN study said.

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ASEAN urged to widen Development through Inclusive Business

MANILA - The 10-member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are enjoined to promote inclusive business model in the region in order to achieve greater impact of development and reach the bottom of the pyramid.

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Asean Members give Further Boost to Single Aviation Market

Air transport officials of Asean member state countries will work to build up the Asean Single Aviation Market, which is seen as one of the key milestones in developing the Asean Economic Community.

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ASEAN Labour Ministers convene Special Session on OSH in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Sept 3 (Bernama) - ASEAN labour ministers today convened a special session on Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) in conjunction with the XXI World Congress on Safety and Health at Work in Singapore.

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