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Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens in ASEAN : Country Studies

Regulation and Governance, ASEAN

Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens in ASEAN : Country Studies

Reducing the costly and unnecessary burden of regulations on businesses is a key way government can support business competitiveness as well as attract investment. Yet in most countries, there is no systematic way to review regulations or assess whether the regulations are fulfilling their objective.

The Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burden (RURB) approach, as pioneered by the Malaysian Productivity Corporation, is one way to address this. This ERIA study looks to see how by applying RURB, problematic regulations can be identified, options to address regulations developed, and dialogue between regulators and business fostered. In this study of seven ASEAN Member States, each country report focuses on a priority growth sector for that country. The results, presented alongside a case history from the sewerage sector in Malaysia, shows the potential of RURB for reducing regulatory bottlenecks if adopted by ASEAN members.

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Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens in ASEAN: Country Studies


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Preliminary pages 

Chapter 1. Reducing Unnecessary Regulatory Burdens in Selected Sectors in ASEAN

Chapter 2. A Comprehensive Horizontal Review on Existing Regulations to Create a Conducive Business Environment

Chapter 3. Regulatory Reform in the Sewerage Works Approval Process in Malaysia

Chapter 4. Brunei Darussalam: Halal Meat and Meat Products Processing

Chapter 5. A Case Study of Cambodia's Agro-Industry

Chapter 6. A Case of the Automotive Industry in Indonesia

Chapter 7. Warehousing Services in Malaysia

Chapter 8. The Philippines' Tuna Industry 

Chapter 9. Road Passenger Services in Thailand

Chapter 10. Value Chain Development: Case Study of Viet Nam's Fishery Export


10 October 2018


Regulation and Governance


Jeremy Gross, Ponciano S. Intal

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