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ASOCIO ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY (AEC) DIGITAL TASKFORCE

1WHY ASEAN?

PIKOM CONFIDENTIAL1967 : ASEAN formation providing political leadership for regional integration 1999 e-ASEAN Framework 2007 ASEAN Economic Blueprint 2015 2015 ASEAN Economic Community ASEAN INSTITUTIONAL MILESTONES2015 ASEAN Economic Blueprint 2025 PIKOM CONFIDENTIALHuman RightsForeign AffairsRegional AffairsDefenseLegalTransnational CrimeEconomyTradeEnergyAgriculture & ForestryFinanceInvestmentMineralsScience & TechnologyTransportTelecommunications / ITTourismMekong BasinDevelopment GapCulture & ArtsSportsDisaster ManagementEducationEnvironmentHaze PollutionHealthInformationRural / PovertyLabourSocial WelfareWomenYouth

MINISTERIAL LEVEL INTERVENTIONS & ADVOCACYASEAN STRATEGIC STRUCTURE PIKOM CONFIDENTIALWHAT IS AEC?The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) shall be the goal of regional economic integration by 2015. AEC envisages the following key characteristics: (a) a single market and production base, (b) a highly competitive economic region, (c) a region of equitable economic development, and (d) a region fully integrated into the global economy.

The AEC areas of cooperation include human resources development and capacity building; recognition of professional qualifications; closer consultation on macroeconomic and financial policies; trade financing measures; enhanced infrastructure and communications connectivity; development of electronic transactions through e-ASEAN; integrating industries across the region to promote regional sourcing; and enhancing private sector involvement for the building of the AEC. In short, the AEC will transform ASEAN into a region with free movement of goods, services, investment, skilled labour, and freer flow of capital.Source: asean.orgPIKOM CONFIDENTIALAEC Blueprint 2015The ASEAN Leaders adopted the ASEAN Economic Blueprint in 2007 to serve as a coherent master plan guiding the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community 2015.Among the objectives:Eliminating tariffs and facilitating tradeAdvancing services trade liberalisationLiberalising and facilitating investmentStreamlining and harmonising capital market regulationsFacilitating skilled labour mobilityPromoting development of regional competition frameworkConsumer protection and IPRPromoting connectivityNarrowing development gapsStrengthening ASEAN relationship with external parties

Implementation has been mostly achieved by 2015

Source: AEC Blueprint 2025PIKOM CONFIDENTIALAEC Blueprint 2025AEC Blueprint 2025 will build on the previous Blueprint. The commitments of CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) given special focus.The Blueprint will include:A highly integrated and cohesive economyA competitive, Innovative and Dynamic ASEANAn enhanced Connectivity and Sectoral CooperationA resilient, inclusive, people-oriented and people-centred ASEANA global ASEAN

There are specific measures on ICT and E-Commerce

Source: AEC Blueprint 2025PIKOM CONFIDENTIALAEC Blueprint 2025 ICT Economic Transformation ICT for economic development and promote digital tradePeople Integration and Empowerment Through ICT Strengthen digital inclusion, enhance broadband penetration and affordabilityInnovation Support ICT innovations and entrepreneurship and new technology developments such as Big Data, Smart CityThe Blueprint will include:A highly integrated and cohesive economyA competitive, Innovative and Dynamic ASEANAn enhanced Connectivity and Sectoral CooperationA resilient, inclusive, people-oriented and people-centred ASEANA global ASEANHuman Capital Development Strengthen ICT workforceICT in the Single Market Promote the freer flow of ICT products, services and investment as well as lowering roaming chargesNew Media and Content Encourage e-services and new mediaInformation Security and Assurance Build a trusted ecosystem

Source: AEC Blueprint 2025PIKOM CONFIDENTIALAEC Blueprint 2025 E-CommerceTo develop an ASEAN Agreement on E-Commerce

These include measures on:Harmonised consumer rights and protection lawsHarmonised online dispute resolution frameworkSchemes on e-identity and authorisation (electronic signature)Coherent framework on personal data protection

Source: AEC Blueprint 2025PIKOM CONFIDENTIALASOCIO AEC DIGITAL TAKFORCEASOCIO formed the AEC Digital Taskforce to capitalise and provide a voice on for the ICT industry on AEC implementation.Malaysia will be chairing the taskforce with founding members Thailand and Vietnam. The Terms of Reference include:Engage with Asian Economic Community (AEC) stakeholders to Enable Maximum Participation in Business Opportunities among ASOCIO Member Economies.Develop trade initiatives aligned to the Blue Print of AEC Create platform for certifications to support free flow of skilled workforce in AEC.Recommendation of policies Identify taxation impediments and recommendation of tax-free policies to promote e-commerce.Increase English literacy and use English as primary language to communicate in ICT arenaMake ASOCIO as a vital interest group of AEC to engage dialogues with ASEAN Secretariat and ASEAN ICT Ministers Meeting (TELMIN).

Source: AEC Blueprint 2025PIKOM CONFIDENTIALMutual Recognition Arrangements on certification of ICT Products Framework on movement of ICT professionalsCommon E-Waste and Green ICT PolicyTaxation on E-Commerce products and servicesIP protection registrationComplete tariff elimination

POSSIBLE POLICY INTERVENTIONPIKOM CONFIDENTIALASEAN Broadband and Data Roaming ProgrammeASEAN ICT4D and Digital Inclusion Programmes ASEAN e-Digital MallASEAN Green ICT InitiativeAnnual ASEAN Digital Summit and WorkshopASEAN Digital Academy for Human Capital Development ASEAN Digital Research on State of ICT SectorPOSSIBLE PROJECTS/INITIATIVESPIKOM CONFIDENTIALTHANK YOUPIKOM CONFIDENTIALAPPENDIXPIKOM CONFIDENTIAL

ASEAN GROWTH RATESPIKOM CONFIDENTIAL

ASEAN DEMOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY

PIKOM CONFIDENTIAL

ASEAN MARKET POWERPIKOM CONFIDENTIAL

ASEAN TRADE & FDIPIKOM CONFIDENTIAL

AEC BLUEPRINT 2015PIKOM CONFIDENTIALPolitical gap at different levels of democracy;Socio-economic gap - different levels of democracy;Digital gaps - infrastructure ;- Access; - ICT Diffusion; - Affordability - Usage levels and patterns - SkillGAPS AND CHALLENGES IN ASEANPIKOM CONFIDENTIAL

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