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The story of ASEAN is one of building up from managing intra-regional (ASEAN) disputes to facilitating the management of pan-regional (East Asia) disputes; from economic cooperation to economic integration, and from nation building to regional community (ASEAN) building. ERIA works with the ASEAN Chair in producing research projects that serve the Chair's objectives in the one-year chairmanship period, while working to secure the long term goal of deepening regional integration. 

Trade, ASEAN, Competitiveness

Facilitating ASEAN Trade in Goods

13 December 2017

To move forward trade facilitation agenda in ASEAN, this brief presents three recommendations that focus on rules of origin, transparency of non-tariff measures (NTM), and … Read More

Trade, ASEAN

ASEAN: Regional Integration and Reforms

13 November 2017

This brief explains the motivation behind ASEAN's integration into East Asia, the role ASEAN reforms play in the integration, as well as its future direction. … Read More

Trade, ASEAN

How Restrictive Are ASEAN's Rules of Origins?

06 November 2017

ASEAN's rules of origin (ROO) have a simple and transparent structure, with a large chunk of trade flows subject to a 40% regional value content … Read More

Trade, ASEAN

Streamlining NTMs in ASEAN: The Way Forward

06 November 2017

Dealing with NTMs as if dealing with a trade tool like tariffs is an unproper approach, as NTMs could play a role of check and … Read More


ASEAN @ 50 Volume 1: The ASEAN Journey: Reflections of ASEAN Leaders and Officials

13 October 2017

ASEAN's 50-year journey is a story that needs to be told to this and future generations. Thus, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of ASEAN, ERIA … Read More

Infrastructure, Energy

Addressing Energy Efficiency in the Transport Sector through Traffic Improvement

27 September 2017

The study first summarized the existing policies in Viet Nam on energy efficiency improvement of the transport sector. The result showed that Viet … Read More


ASEAN @ 50 Volume 5: The ASEAN Economic Community Into 2025 and Beyond

07 September 2017

ASEAN has successfully promoted economic integration by increasing intra-ASEAN trade and investment over 5 decades. This is despite the diversity of its member states in … Read More


ASEAN @ 50 Volume 3: ASEAN and Member States: Transformation and Integration

31 August 2017

The ASEAN region has been drastically transformed economically during the past 50 years driven by domestic reforms, the pursuit of open regionalism, and the growth … Read More


Oil Supply Resilience in ASEAN

24 August 2017

The study of oil supply resiliency aims to share Japan's experience with ASEAN countries in dealing with oil supply disruption either from abroad or domestically … Read More


Improving Emission Regulation for Coal-fired Power Plants in ASEAN

16 August 2017

Coal, the most abundant and reliable energy resource, will continue to be the dominant energy source for the East Asia Summit (EAS) region. The coal … Read More

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