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Consumer Protection and the Establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community: Study on Background, Necessity and the Current Situation Aimpaga Techa-apiku Considers how consumer protection measure is one of the main factors which ASEAN recognize as a key for ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2015. Outlines the role of consumer protection in international trade and economic community. Presents the experience and revolution of the European Union to reflect the essential role of consumer protection in developing ASEAN. Deals with the situation and progress of consumer protection policy under ASEAN's r ...Continue Reading Thai 86062
ASEAN Environmental Law, Policy and Governance: Selected Documents, Volume 2 Evaluates the compilation of selection of documents, focusing on environmental law which is wide-ranging and straddles the three 'ASEAN pillars', namely, political-security, economic and social-culture communities. Deals with sectoral areas including nature conservation and biodiversity, trans-boundary pollution, water resources managements, animal and human health, and energy and climate change. Mentions that ASEAN has a vital role to play in ...Continue Reading English 85999
Education: Driving Mechanism For the Creation of ASEAN Community Gives background information on ASEAN, dealing with ASEAN charter, ASEAN structure, ASEAN language, and the importance of ASEAN community. Provides the preparations of Thai education related to educational development prepareness for educational institutions, teachers and learners problems of educational administration freedom in education and the importance of education in ASEAN. Covers educational systems, educational cooperation, and edu ...Continue Reading Thai 85927
ASEAN Economic Community: Handbook for Business 2012 Points out, in a foreword by Secretary-General Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, that there remain gaps in the understanding by the private sector of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), its realization and its implications for the markets. Serves as a guide for companies to place ASEAN in their business plans. Describes the ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement (ATIGA). Mentions further trade facilitation measures, such as customs modernization and single window. ...Continue Reading English 85926
Strengthening the Financial System and Mobilizing Savings to Support More Balanced Growth in ASEAN+3 A. Noy Siackhachanh Explains that during the 1997/1998 financial crisis, dependency on short-term foreign capital for long-term investment made the ASEAN region vulnerable to the sudden reversal of capital inflows. Outlines the efforts of ASEAN+3 to develop local currency bond markets with an aim to achieve sustainable, private-sector-led growth that would strengthen the resilience of the financial system in the ASEAN region. Reviews the progress made by the Asian ...Continue Reading English 85924
Prefeasibility Study of an ASEAN Rice Futures Market McKenzie, Andrew Describes the concept of futures markets and their utility. Explains the general consensus that an ASEAN-based rice futures contract would provide economic benefits to the market, notably price discovery and price risk management, by increasing transparency in the currently opaque ASEAN rice markets. Reviews crucial cash market characteristics needed for a futures contract to succeed: adequate cash price volatility large, competitive and well- ...Continue Reading English 85909
Smaller States' Alignment Choices: A comparative study of Malaysia and Singapore's Hedging Behavior in the Face of a Rising China Cheng-Chwee Kuik Introduces a comparative study of smaller states' alignment choices in the face of a rising and proximate power. Examines how and why Malaysia and Singapore have to respond to a rising of China. Evaluates the smaller state's policy options and theorizing smaller states' alignment choices. Presents the history of Malaysia and Singapore's alignment choices in the shadow of Red China from 1945 to 1970. Reviews Malaysia and Singapore's alignmen ...Continue Reading English 85902
ASEAN Cooperation Plan on Transboundary Pollution Focuses on the ASEAN cooperation plan on transboundary pollution. Investigates the origin and causes of nature haze incidents at local and regional level. Introduces environmentally sound technologies to prevent control the source of haze at local and regional level. Identifies the development and implementation of national and regional emergency response plans. Provides information on the national focal points, dealing with atmospheric pollu ...Continue Reading English 85785
Strengthening ASEAN Cooperation in Canned Pineapple, Canned Tuna, Tapioca, Frozen Chicken and Frozen Shrimp: Seminar on 15 September 2000, Siam City Hotel, Bangkok Seminar on Strengthening ASEAN Cooperation in Canned Pineapple, Canned Tuna, Tapioca, Frozen Chicken and Frozen Shrimp (2000 : Bangkok) Reports the seminar held in Bangkok on 15 September 2000. Gives an overview of the current situation of industrial production in all five sectors in ASEAN and the world. Elaborates on the worldwide trade in each product, including problems and obstacles. Suggests opportunities for cooperation among ASEAN countries to optimize trade in cassava (tapioca) and frozen shrimp. Proposes an ASEAN action plan for each product, specifying actions in the ...Continue Reading English 85777
Medium-Term Programme 1996-1998: ASEAN Drug Abuse Control Gives a background to the ASEAN Three-Year Plan of Action on Drug Abuse Control. Explains that the prevention and control of drug abuse, including the combat of illicit trafficking, have been on ASEAN's agenda since 1972. Hints at limitations in designing the Work Programme due to personnel and financial constraints. Describes that the Work Programme will be managed by the ASEAN Senior Officials on Drug Matters (ASOD) and executed by the membe ...Continue Reading English 85766
Impact of Intra-regional Capital Flows on the ASEAN +3 economies Aims to develop a model to identify the effects of intra-regional capital flows within the ASEAN+3 countries (ASEAN countries+ China, South Korea, and Japan) and within the European countries, and to compare these effects between the two regional groupings. Suggests certain policy recommendations to tackle the global and regional economic uncertainties in the future as well as to look into international financial cooperation and policies on fina ...Continue Reading Thai 85735
ASEAN: Learning Each Other Through Asian Tourism Education: A Case Study of the Philippines Kulwara Suwanpimol Purposes to study the curriculum of tourism and hotels in the Philippines, to investigate both the strong and weak points in the curriculum, to create the guidelines to integrate the culture of the ASEAN countries in the Philippines curriculum, and to encourage the cooperation between universities in Thailand and the Philippines for cross cultural learning. Uses a qualitative approach in the research. Reveals that the universities in the Philip ...Continue Reading Thai 85728
Speech by Ms. Gillian Bird Australian Ambassador to ASEAN: Australia and ASEAN: 35 Years On 19 March 2010 Bird, Gillian Highlights the close and comprehensive relationship between Australia and Singapore in the sociocultural, security, and economic fields as well as in trade and investment. Outlines Australia's cooperation with ASEAN, with an emphasis on the WTO and ASEAN free trade agreements. Reviews the history of the Australia-ASEAN development cooperation. Elaborates on people to people links in the form of educational exchanges and scholarship programs. ...Continue Reading English 85719
Learning Each Other through ASEAN Tourism Education: The Case of Singapore and Brunei Tatiyaporn Jarunmaneerat Studies the current curriculum in tourism and-or hotel in Singapore and Brunei Darussalam, analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the curriculum offered in the countries. Offers guidelines in integrating knowledge in cross-cultural in the curriculums, and proposes the ways of fostering better collaborations between institutions. Indicates that the tourism and hotel (hospitality) curriculums have received wider recognition and far more accept ...Continue Reading Thai 85706
Building a People-Oriented Security Community the ASEAN Way Collins, Alan, 1967- Provides the importance of ASEAN's constitutive norm on security communities. Looks at how ASEAN has interpreted people-oriented as empowering civil society organizations to be community stakeholders. Discusses the uncertainty between how ASEAN envisages their roles, and the expected roles. Evaluates civil society actors to determine what interpretation of people-oriented is likely to emerge. Examines functional cooperation through case studi ...Continue Reading English 85654
Preparation for ASEAN Economic Community in 2015 Presents the history of Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) and brief information of 10 ASEAN countries. Discusses the integration of ASEAN community in 2015 related to the ASEAN Declaration, ASEAN Charter, and three pillars of ASEAN: ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), ASEAN Political Security Community (APSC), and ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC). Describes AEC in 2015 in terms of new policy for Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietn ...Continue Reading Thai 85651
Thai Logistics, 2H12: Supported by Regional Networks Ahead of AEC Reviews Thai logistics service business in 2012, explaining business opportunities from public transportation and logistics network development to support the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) integration in 2015. Mentions positive effects from both domestic and external factors. Identifies Thailand's role as a logistic hub of ASEAN as the country is strategically located at the geographic center of the bloc, reporting border and cross-border trad ...Continue Reading Thai 85577
Information Guide Book: SME Gateway to China Volume 1 Under the Project on ASEAN SME Gateway to China (Cooperation Development Activites to Promote Small and Medium Enterprises: ASEAN SME Regional Gateway Section 2) Reviews important economic groups in China, Chinese consumer behavior and taste of the new generation, and the potentiality of Chinese provinces for Thai SMEs. Describes the preparedness of Thai SMEs before exporting to China, export procedures under the ASEAN-China FTA, practical processes of exporting SMEs' goods to Chinese market, and the following processes. Explains the Agreement on Trade in Goods of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensiv ...Continue Reading Thai 85545
Impact of International Financial Shocks on Small Open Economies: The Case of Four ASEAN Countries Ramayandi, Arief States that a more integrated global financial system has implication on the economic volatility of small open economies. Stimulates the impact of a short-term shock originating from the global financial system on small open economies in ASEAN. Conducts the simulation by means of empirically estimated small open economy dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models for Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand.Highlights similarities a ...Continue Reading English 85531
ASEAN Connectivity International Seminar ASEAN Connectivity (September 10, 2010 : Bangkok, Thailand) Presents a report and proceedings of the international seminar on ASEAN Connectivity co-hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Ministry of foreign Affairs, and the Chula Global Network on September 10, 2010. Covers general descriptions of the existing infrastructures in the ASEAN region, especially sub-regional connections, providing an overview of route connections that constitute various economic corridors which in turn constitute ...Continue Reading English 85529
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