Impacts & Implications
Publication Year: 2001
Published by: ISEAS–Yusof Ishak Institute
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The editors would like to express their sincere appreciation to all the contributors for their patience and close co-operation in the publication of this volume. They are also grateful to the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), Germany, ...
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1. ASEAN Enlargement: An Introductory Overview
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Initiating the long-awaited ASEAN enlargement process, Vietnam became the first of the four remaining mainland Southeast Asian countries to enter the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in July 1995. Two years later, ASEAN admitted the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR or Laos) and Myanmar as full members of the regional organization. ...
2. ASEAN's Enlargement: Political, Security, and Institutional Perspectives
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As its name suggests, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was meant, from the very beginning, to encompass the whole of Southeast Asia. Nevertheless, when the Association was established in Bangkok on 8 August 1967 by five countries, comprising Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand, ...
3. Impact and Implications of ASEAN Enlargement on Trade
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ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) leaders proclaimed in the Bangkok Declaration of 1995 that “ASEAN shall work towards the speedy realization of an ASEAN comprising all Southeast Asian countries as it enters the 21st century.” This indicates clearly that the enlargement of ASEAN to cover the entire Southeast Asian region is a priority ...
4. ASEAN Enlargement and Foreign Direct Investment
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In late July 1997, Laos and Myanmar were permitted to upgrade their status within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), from that of being observers — a position held by Laos since 1993, and Myanmar since 1996 — to full members. An earlier decision to also admit Cambodia as a full member of the regional grouping was postponed at the eleventh hour, ...
5. European Union Enlargement: Lessons for ASEAN
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“Integration deepening” breeds “integration widening”. For very different reasons, forty years of “deep” integration in Europe and thirty years of “shallow” integration in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) have been effective in dismantling internal and external market barriers and establishing a nucleus of political integration ...
6. The Greater Mekong Subregion: Co-operation in Infrastructure and Finance
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The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) is one of the most recent Growth Triangles (GT) to be established in Southeast Asia. The main objective of the GMS is to jointly develop natural resources and infrastructure by exploiting geopolitical interest and geographical proximity for the development of the Mekong basin subregion. ...
7. Cambodia's Accession to AFTA: Impact, Challenges, and Policy Implications
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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) agreed to accept Cambodia as a full member at the Hanoi Summit in December 1998. After completing constitutional amendments needed to establish a new coalition government, Cambodia entered ASEAN on 30 April 1999. ...
8. Implications of Joining ASEAN/AFTA for Cambodia
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In this chapter we will discuss the implications of Cambodia’s recent entry into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). It will examine both the opportunities and challenges of Cambodian membership in the Southeast Asian regional grouping. ...
9. Economic Effects of Joining AFTA: The Case of the Lao PDR
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On 23 July 1997, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) became a full member of ASEAN. The Lao PDR also joined the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) and began implementing the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) scheme in January 1998. It is likely that AFTA will create additional trade for the Lao PDR with the ASEAN partner countries ...
10. ASEAN Enlargement and Myanmar
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At the special ASEAN Ministerial Meeting (AMM) in Kuala Lumpur on 31 May 1997, Myanmar was accepted as a full-fledged member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations in July 1997, along with Laos. Despite strong indications from the United States and its allies to defer this decision because of Myanmar’s alleged human rights violations, ...
11. ASEAN Enlargement: Economic and Financial Implications for Myanmar
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Since Myanmar became a member of ASEAN in July 1997, many analysts and others have speculated about the implications and impact of this new relationship. This chapter presents the Myanmar perspective on this topic. In particular, it examines how Myanmar can meet the new obligations and challenges of ASEAN membership, ...
12. Vietnam's Integration into AFTA: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives
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Since the introduction of doi moi (renovation) in 1987, Vietnam has progressively opened itself to international market economies. Trade reform in Vietnam has been accelerated by its integration into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA). ...
13. The ASEAN Economic Model and Vietnam's Economic Transformation: Adjustment, Adaptation, and Convergence
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For more than a decade, Vietnam has been carrying out market reforms that have brought profound changes to its economy and society. One remarkable aspect of doi moi (renovation) has been the swift reversal of its international economic relations, moving Vietnam from a quasi-closed economy with planned trade and financial links ...
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Publication Year: 2001