Online Course: ASEAN Free-Trade Area

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Syllabus of the eLearning Course (Subject): ASEAN Free-Trade Area (AFTA). Tariff Liberalisation.

  1. Introduction to the ASEAN Free-Trade Area (AFTA)
  2. Tariff Liberalisation
  3. Elimination of Import Duties and Tariff Rate Quotas
  4. ASEAN Rules of origin
  5. Calculation of Regional Value Content
  6. Non-tariff Measures
  7. Import Licensing Procedures
  8. Trade Facilitation
  9. Single Window of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  10. ASEAN Customs
  11. Customs Valuation
  12. Standards, technical regulations and conformity assessment procedures
  13. Sanitary and phytosanitary measures
  14. Emergency situation
The eLearning Course (Subject) “ASEAN Free-Trade Area” is part of the following Online Higher Education Programs (Bachelors, Master of Science, Doctorates) taught by EENI Business School & HA University:
  1. Online Doctorates: Business in Asia, Foreign Trade and International Marketing
  2. Diploma: Business in the ASEAN Markets
  3. eLearning Masters of Science (MSc): International Business, Foreign Trade, Asia, Pacific, Emerging Markets, Economic Relations
  4. Bachelor of Science in International Trade (eLearning)

Languages of study Online Higher Education in English or Study Master Doctorate Business in Spanish Asociación de Naciones del Sudeste Asiático (ASEAN) Study, Master in International Business in French Zone de libre-échange de l’ASEAN Online Tertiary Education in Portuguese ASEAN

Online Continuing education (Masters, Courses)

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Description of the Course / Subject (Higher Education, e-learning): ASEAN Free-Trade Area (AFTA)

The objective of the ASEAN Free-Trade Area is to reach the free trade in products in the ASEAN Region to create a single market and production base for the deeper economic integration of the ASEAN economies towards the achievement of the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015.

The Agreement on the Common Effective Preferential Tariff Scheme for the ASEAN Free-Trade Area needs that tariff rates levied on a huge range of foreign trade of export products within the ASEAN Region be reduced to 5%.

Most of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region is a free-trade area. Accounting for 96% of all international trade of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the first six signatories of the Common Effective Preferential Tariff Scheme for the ASEAN Free-Trade Area (AFTA) have reduced their custom tariffs on intra-regional trade to 5% for all export products to the “Inclusion list” or removed them in total.

The member economies of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should eliminate the import duties on all export products traded between them by 2010 for the ASEAN-6 and by 2015, with flexibility to 2018, for CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam.).

  1. ASEAN-6: Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand
  2. CLMV: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam

For ASEAN-6, by 1 January 2009 (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand)

  1. Import duties of at least 80% tariff lines are eliminated
  2. Import duties on all Information and Communications Technology (ICT) products, as defined in the e-ASEAN Framework Agreement, are removed
  3. Import duties on all Priority Integration Sectors products are at 0%
  4. Import duties on all the goods are equal to or less than 5%

For Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam, import duties on all the products are equal to or less than 5% by 2009.

For Cambodia, import duties of at least 80% tariff lines are equal to or less than 5% by 2009.

ASEAN Economic Community - ASEAN Free Trade Agreements - Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the ASEAN Countries

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