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Report on Adjustments of Southern SME Entrepreneurs towards ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 Studies Southern SME entrepreneurs' understanding about ASEAN Economic Community (AEC). Reviews the knowledge of AEC, namely the meaning, AEC Blueprint and commitments to AEC establishment, and SMEs, namely the meaning, problems and limitations. Discusses the development of SMEs in AEC, the impact of AEC on SMEs, and adjustment and preparedness of SME entrepreneurs for AEC. Describes research methodology, and population and samples from five S ...Continue Reading Thai 85343
Essays on an ASEAN Optimal Currency Area Huff, Kathryn Whittaker Evaluates the readiness of the ASEAN nations for monetary union using data from the post Asian Financial Crisis period. Provides a general literature review of Optimum Currency Area (OCA) criteria and empirical studies. Explains the G-PPP (Generalized Purchasing Power Parity) model which is a formal test for the presence of an OCA, giving a brief review of recent literature, analysis, and results from tests for nonstationarity and cointegration ...Continue Reading English 85323
Twenty years of Political-Security Aspects of ASEAN– India Relations: Issues and Challenges De, Prabir Reviews the political-security relations so far between ASEAN and India to contribute to the understanding of ASEAN and India's political and security relations through ASEAN's non-traditional security priorities in assessing potential threats to the region, looking at the issues on terrorism, issues on nuclear non-proliferation, and issues on energy security. Examines the area of food, health and pandemics, human rights, and migration. Analyze ...Continue Reading English 85318
Myanmar's Important Position to Enhance Regional Connectivity Tin Htoo Naing Studies Myanmar as the only land bridge between Southeast Asia, China and India to be an important player in shaping future economic, political and security environment in the region. Examines Myanmar in a new era with the new government since April 2011, looking at ways for positive changes in political, economic and social spheres with the market conditions and international circumstances. Describes Myanmar's regional connectivity through gro ...Continue Reading English 85317
ASEAN India FTA: ASEAN Perspectives Tham Siew Yean Examines the determinants of ASEAN-5's exports of manufactured goods to India, using an augmented gravity model for the year 2000-2001. Provides a concise sketch of the pattern of trade between ASEAN and India, including key elements of the ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement (AIFTA). Explains the model used, which helps identify the impact of trade liberalization under the AIFTA on the ASEAN-5 economies, covering the data and estimation methods. ...Continue Reading English 85314
New Regionalism in the Developing World: Comparative Study between ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) and UEMOA Common Market Houngbedji, Marc Examines the dynamics at regional level that have been influencing and shaping the course of regional integration process in Southeast Asia and West Africa Since the early 1990s. Surveys scholars' literature on determining factors that explain the acceleration and consolidation of regional integration processes within ASEAN and UEMOA (the West African Economic and Monetary Union) blocs, looking at international politics and economics approaches. ...Continue Reading English 85229
ASEAN Guidelines for Chain of Custody of Legal Timber and Sustainable Timber Provides definitions of terms or words relevant to the guidelines. Explains Chain of Custody fundamentals in terms of purposes, quantities of authorized material entering the product chain, critical control points, and the principles of product identification, segregation, and documentation.Describes the ASEAN Guideline for Chain of Custody of Legal Timber and its objective. Mentions the Chain of Custody system, covering log identification and ...Continue Reading English 85205
Strengthening and Deepening ASEAN Economic Integration Through the ASEAN Free Trade Area: Legal Aspects of the Implementation of AFTA Nimnual Piewthongngam Introduces the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), discussing how it was envisioned and came into being. Examines the political, social and economic cooperation among ASEAN member states, and briefly details the cooperation between those states to provide a better overall understanding of ASEAN. Discusses the establishment of the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) and a series of agreements concluded by ASEAN member states relating to the ...Continue Reading English 85199
The Pattern of Intra-ASEAN Trade In the Priority Goods Sectors, Final Main Report Austria, Myrna S Studies the pattern of intra-ASEAN trade and the degree of integration of the goods sectors considered by the ASEAN leaders as priority for acceleration in economic integration. Discusses the theoretical framework, highlighting the factors that determine intra-industry trade.Analyzes the factors and process driving economic integration in the ASEAN. Gives an overview of the pattern of trade and investment in the priority goods sectors, includin ...Continue Reading English 85195
Study Project on the Manpower Readiness to Support Trade Liberalization in a Fields of Goods According to the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Framework, Final Report Suwanna Tulayawasinpong Describes the background on the integration of ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the AEC Blueprint, the goods and services in the twelve priority sectors, commitments of Thailand to the ASEAN agreements and the government's policies, including the benefits of the ASEAN economic integration and the impacts of the free flow under the AEC framework on human resource requirement. Examines the situation of Thai labor in the nine priority sectors, forei ...Continue Reading Thai 85194
The Making of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission On Human Rights (AICHR): A Case Study In the Diffusion of Human Rights Norm Mewengkang, Yvonne Examines the evolution process of human rights norm within the region of Southeast Asia, most particularly the making of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR). Analyzes the factors that motivate the ASEAN member states to pursue a more liberal agenda of human rights, addressing the internal and external pressures that stand behind the establishment of the AICHR. Observes the evolution of ASEAN human rights norm as one o ...Continue Reading English 85193
Regional Trade Agreements and the WTO: An Analysis of the Efficacy of the Asean-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) Forum Selection Clause in Resolving Jurisdictional Conflict Lovell, Martin Explores the propensity of jurisdictional conflict between the World Trade Organization (WTO), and the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) and the development of regional dispute settlement mechanisms (DSMs). Examines the extent to which such conflict can be resolved by the forum selection clause of the ACFTA and the application of Article 41 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT). Provides a brief overview of regional trade agr ...Continue Reading English 85184
ASEAN Gap: Good Agricultural Practices for Production of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables In the ASEAN Region Presents ASEAN GAP, a standard for good agricultural practice during the production, harvesting and postharvest handling of fresh fruit and vegetables in the ASEAN region, including the purpose and scope of ASEAN GAP. Describes how ASEAN GAP was developed, and outlines the structure ASEAN GAP, consisting of four modules, i.e. food safety, environmental management, worker health, safety and welfare, and produce quality. Gives the detail of each ...Continue Reading English 85182
The Liberalization of Rice Market Under the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA) Duangporn Rodphaya Studies the agreed framework, the guidelines for management, the mechanism of action and the measures to support the liberalization of Thai rice market. Considers the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), looking at the principle, tariff reduction under the AFTA, rice market liberalization commitments of Thailand under the AFTA, and the delay or denial of commitments.Investigates hearings for rice market liberalization, including the authority of public ...Continue Reading Thai 85174
Assessing the Resilience of ASEAN Banking Systems: The Case of the Philippines Albert, Jose Ramon Proposes a methodology that uses a macroprudential perspective to assess the resilience of banking systems in member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. Applies this methodology to examine the resilience of the Philippine banking system.Utilizes data on financial soundness in the Philippine banking system in a vector autoregression (VAR) model to study the dynamic relationships that exist among financial and macroeconomic in ...Continue Reading English 85173
Study Project on a Cooperation Framwork of Capacity Development of Thai Labour in 32 Positions Under ASEAN Agreements, Final Report Studies the quality of Thai labor in the tourism industry. Presents the ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement (MRA) on Tourism Professionals and the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint, covering the objective, essence and mechanism of the MRA. Describes the ASEAN Common Competency Standards for Tourism Professionals (ACCSTP) in the field of hotel services and travel services of 32 positions. Reports the situation of labor in hotel and trav ...Continue Reading Thai 85155
Study Report on Trade in Services Liberalization: The Impact on Thai Tourism Industry: A Case Study of Commitments to GATS, ASEAN, and APEC Studies principles of trade in services liberalization for Thai tourism industry under the framework of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS), APEC, and ASEAN, looking at economic and legal perspectives. Analyzes obstacles and opportunities for Thai tourism industry liberalization and for Thailand to access tourism industry of other countries, considering the overall capacity of Thai tourism industry and each sector, namely hotel, so ...Continue Reading Thai 85153
3 Years Towards Free ASEAN: How to Prepare People in Psychological Dimension National Conference on 3 Years Towards Free ASEAN: How to Prepare People in Psychological Dimension (11th : 2012 : Bangkok) Presents the proceedings of the 11th national academic seminar and paper presentation of the East-West Psychological Science Research Center, Faculty of Psychology, Chulalongkorn University during 10-11 May 2012. Includes the agenda, opening speeches, a lecture, and seminar discussions on preparation for ASEAN Community. Provides 67 papers of faculty members and students concerning ASEAN and psychology. Adds biographies of the lecturer and dis ...Continue Reading Thai 85136
Roadmap for ASEAN Community 2015 Covers the blueprints of the establishment of the ASEAN's three communities. Presents the ASEAN Political-Security Community (APSC) Blueprint, including characteristics and elements as a rules-based community of shared values and norms, a cohesive, peaceful and resilient region with shared responsibility for comprehensive security, and a dynamic and outward-looking region in an increasingly integrated and interdependent world and implementation ...Continue Reading Thai 85133
Muslims in ASEAN Community: Challenges in 2015, Annual Muslim World Conference 2011, First Hotel, 25 May 2011 Annual Muslim World Conference 2011 Muslims in ASEAN Community: Challenges in 2015 Contains the agenda of Centre for Muslim World Policies' Annual Muslim World Conference 2011 on Muslims in ASEAN Community: Challenges in 2015, including opening speeches and special lectures by the Chairperson and Director of Centre for Muslim World Policies, the President of Chulalongkorn University, the Ambassador of Indonesia to Thailand, and the Secretary General of ASEAN. Covers the seminars on Muslims in ASEAN Community: Challenges in 20 ...Continue Reading Thai 85121
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