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Towards a Competitive ASEAN Single Market : Sectoral Analysis

Macroeconomy, Labour and Migration, Trade

Towards a Competitive ASEAN Single Market : Sectoral Analysis


The ERIA research working group on economic integration toward an ASEAN Economic Community has conducted various studies on actual policies, and the current degree of liberalization of each issue area, in each country during the past three years. This project report for the fiscal year 2010 is the latest in the series of our research projects. The working group, which consists of experts in various field and researchers of research institutes in ASEAN 10 countries, has focused on analyses of trade in goods and services and foreign direct investment (FDI) climates, as well as skilled labor mobility among ASEAN members. In addition, by using and updating the accumulation of our studies during the past three years, it is possible to examine variations in the degree of liberalization over time. Each study aims to construct quantitative measures which are designed 1) to visualize the process of policy reforms, following the AEC blueprint; 2) to provide a framework against which milestones and end goals of each element can be defined; and 3) to evaluate the current position and progress vis-a-vis the milestones and end goals.

Members of Working Group

DR.SHUJIRO URATA (PROJECT LEADER): Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, Japan; Senior Research Advisor to the Executive Director, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA),Indonesia.

DR.MISA OKABE: Associate Researcher, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), Indonesia.

DR. PHILIPPA DEE: Consultant, Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University, Australia.

DR. CHIA SIOW YUE: Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs, Singapore.

DR.TSUNEHIRO OTSUKI: Associate Professor, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, Japan.

MR.SHAZALI SULAIMAN: Partner, KPMG, Brunei Darussalam.

DR.CHAP SOTHARITH: Research Director, Cambodian Institute for Cooperation and Peace (CICP), Cambodia.

DR.RAYMOND ATJE: Head, Department of Economics, Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Indonesia.

DR. LEEBER LEEBOUAPAO: Deputy Director General, National Economic Research Institute (NERI), Lao PDR.

DR.ZAKARIAH ABDUL RASHID: Executive Director, Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER), Malaysia.

DR. KAN ZAW: Rector, Yangon Institute of Economics (YIE), Myanmar.

DR. JOSEF T. YAP: President, Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS), the Philippines.

DR.HANK LIM: Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Singapore.

DR.WISARN PUPPHAVESA: Senior Research Fellow, Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), Singapore.

DR. VO TRI THANH: Deputy Director General, Central Institute of Economic Management (CIEM), Vietnam.

Full Report



Front cover

Table of Contents

List of Project Members

Executive Summary

Chapter 1. Toward a Competitive ASEAN Single Market: Sectoral Analysis

Chapter 2. Services Liberalization towards an ASEAN Economic Community

Chapter 3. Study of the Investment Climate of ASEAN Member Countries

Chapter 4. Free Flow of Skilled Labor in the ASEAN Economic Community

Chapter 5. Quantifying the Benefits of Trade Facilitation in ASEAN

Chapter 6. Background Data for Constructing Quantitative Measures

Chapter 6. Tables: Medical Professionals

Chapter 6. Tables: Health Services

Chapter 6. Tables: Banking Services

Chapter 6. Tables: Insurance Services

Chapter6. Tables: Accountancy

Chapter6. Tables: FDI Climate


Shujiro Urata, Misa Okabe, Philippa Dee, Mitsuyo Ando, Siow Yue Chia, Tsunehiro Otsuki, Shazali Sulaiman, Chap Sotharith, Chiek Chansamphors, Raymond Atje, Ira Titiheruw, Pratiwi Kartika, Leeber Leebouapao, Somnak Yawdhacksa, Zakariah Abdul Rashid, Quah Boon Huat, Samirul Ariff Bin Othman, Musalmah Binti Johan, Elayne Yee Siew Lin, Kan Zaw, Kyaw Min Htun, Sanda Oo, Thapye Nyo, Nu Nu Lwin, Le Le Wai, Rafaelita M. Aldaba, Kathrina G. Gonzales, Jo-Ann Latuja, Rufo R. Mendoza, Pinky S. Padronia, Josef T. Yap, Hank Lim, Bernard Aw, Wisarn Pupphavesa, Viroj Naranong, Punpreecha Bhuthong, Songporn Ketthong, Tri Thanh Vo, Quang Long Trinh, Binh Minh Tran, Cong Manh Nguyen


Shujiro Urata, Misa Okabe

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