asean Headlines

Myanmar, Thailand sign Agreement to facilitate Overland Trade

Overland cross-border trade between Myanmar and Thailand will officially commence at the end of July following an agreement to allow vehicles from both sides across the border to facilitate the transportation of goods between the two countries.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Senate okays PH-Indonesia Pact on Maritime Boundaries

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday passed on third reading a resolution concurring in the ratification of the agreement on the boundary line that delimits the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Philippines and Indonesia. With 20 affirmative votes and no negative vote, the upper chamber passed Senate Resolution 1048, which expresses c ...
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Bangkok, May 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

ASEAN told to improve Production Technology and Capacity

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, should focus on improving production technology and capacity, as well as regional integration in order to benefit from the shifting of supply chains due to changes in global trade, says HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee agrees to establish Sub-committee

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee among others has agreed to establish a sub-committee to address the legal and technical aspects of delimitation between both countries. The Malaysian Foreign Ministry said in a statement here today that this was achieved during the committee’ ...
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).
Date: 28 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

CPOPC to meet EU Leaders to oppose Delegated Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) has embarked on a mission to Brussels, Belgium to engage in dialogues with European Union (EU) leaders to challenge the EU’s Delegated Act, which classifies palm oil as unsustainable due to “high-risk” indirect land use change (ILUC). In a sta ...
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore to draft Supplementary Agreement on RTS Project

SEPANG, Apr 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore are working towards a new supplementary agreement on the suspended Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS) project, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook today.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore mutually suspend Implementation of overlapping Port Limits

SINGAPORE, Apr 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore today mutually suspended the implementation of their overlapping port limits and applied their port limits in effect prior to Oct 25, 2018, and Dec 6, 2018, respectively.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia-Singapore Bilateral Disputes not seen affecting ASEAN Integration

SINGAPORE, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The on-going bilateral disputes between Malaysia and Singapore, the two main economies within Asean, will not slow down the overall integration of the grouping, said Tan Sri Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Indonesia,Thailand enjoy Increased Trade under LCS Framework

Jakarta, Mar 26 (ANTARA) - Indonesia's direct bilateral trade with Thailand, under the local currency settlement framework, reached Rp121 billion during the period from January to February, a fourfold increase compared to Rp30 billion during the same period in 2018.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Thailand to host 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting in Chiang Rai

CHIANG RAI, Mar 22 (NNT) - The Finance Ministry will host the 23rd ASEAN Finance Ministers’ Meeting (AFMM) under the theme of “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability.”
Date: 22 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Malaysia, Singapore to continue Discussions on 1962 Water Pact

PUTRAJAYA, March 14 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore will continue to discuss the 1962 water agreement with a view of finding amicable solutions to the ongoing dispute, said Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Speaking after meeting his Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on bilateral issues at Wisma Putra here t ...
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Google in Battle over European Copyright Law

INTERNET giant Google on Monday urged the European Parliament to resist approving a planned overhaul of the bloc’s online copyright law that the company said would hurt Europe for “decades to come”.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Water Issue: Talks ongoing, still far from going to ICJ

SEPANG, March 4 (Bernama) - Discussions between Malaysia and Singapore so far have been positive and have not reached the stage of taking the water supply agreement to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. He said the closed-door discussions at officers’ level between Malaysia and Singa ...
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Secretariat, ASEANSAI and AIPA Joint Seminar promotes Accountability

Jakarta, Feb 26 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla opened the first seminar, Jakarta, Tuesday morning, organized by ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI), and ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), for promoting accountability and transparency in the bloc.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lao, Vietnamese Presidents agree to further strengthen Ties

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to further their great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with the signing of nine cooperation agreements.
Date: 24 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stab ...
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

ASEAN Secretariat calls for Nominations for ASEAN Prize 2019

Jakarta(ANTARA News) - Jakarta-based ASEAN Secretariat calls for nominations for the prestigious regional award ASEAN Prize 2019 acknowledging an individual`s or organization`s inspiring and outstanding achievements in fostering the ASEAN identity, promoting ASEAN spirit, and championing ASEAN way.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN NCAP labelling Guideline Compliance to become Compulsory from March 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Starting March 1 next year, automotive companies selling motor vehicles in Malaysia will be compelled to comply with the ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme (ASEAN NCAP) Labelling Guideline.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama