This new analysis proposes to examine two key areas, including port facilities and competitiveness in Internet services. According to the report, reforms in these areas could increase ASEAN trade by 7.5% ($22 billion) and 5.7% ($17 billion). On the other hand, a reduction in tariffs on all ASEAN members on the South-East Asia regional average would increase intra-regional trade by about 2% ($6.3 billion).  Fortunately, ASEAN has a free trade agreement between its member states for e-commerce players in Southeast Asia, to facilitate the strengthening of regional trade through the processing of laws and transit directives. He also worked on an e-commerce agreement that will reduce barriers to entry into the sector. Free trade agreements are agreements between two or more economies to reduce or reduce trade barriers and strengthen economic integration, as defined by Singapore3. While each country has its own tariff rules, free trade agreements can reduce or even eliminate tariffs on certain products. The AFTA agreement was signed in Singapore on 28 January 1992. When the AFTA agreement was originally signed, ASEAN had six members: Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. Vietnam joined the country in 1995, Laos and Myanmar in 1997 and Cambodia in 1999. The AFTA now includes the ten ASEAN countries. The four laggards had to sign the AFTA agreement for ASEAN membership, but were given longer delays in complying with THE AFTA tariff reduction obligations. The full text of ACFTA16 and the rules of origin of ACFTA17 Free trade within ASEAN means that e-commerce players have almost free access to a large market covering its neighbours in each Member State.
For example, for e-commerce fashion companies, it is worth revisiting the original criterion for textiles and textile products12. In addition, the agreement aims to address a major obstacle to the growth of e-commerce in the region, namely the lack of access to online payment methods27. This includes the objective of enabling more fluid and less costly cross-border payments across the region. You can left-handed on the full text and rules of origin for each of these free trade agreements below: now that we are on the same side, we look at the various free trade agreements that the ASEAN countries have concluded both within the region and with other countries. While free trade agreements can help e-commerce companies by reducing export costs, ASEAN leaders have identified other barriers preventing Southeast Asian online businesses from expanding into neighbouring markets in the region. In an effort to reduce these barriers and improve e-commerce trade policy, ASEAN is working on the ASEAN26 e-commerce agreement, which is expected to be concluded by the end of 2018. One of the obstacles is the diversity of trade policies between ASEAN countries, each with its own e-commerce laws, transit directives and customs clearance decisions. You will find a list of customs documents, customs duties and tariffs that Southeast Asian e-traders should know in our Southeast Asian customs clearance guide. Others are the lack of a regional payment facility and logistics infrastructure. The management of THE AFTA is managed by the national customs and trade authorities of each ASEAN member.
The ASEAN secretariat is authorized to monitor and ensure compliance with AFTA`s measures, but it does not have the legal authority to enforce them. This has led to inconsistent decisions taken by the ASEAN national authorities. The ASEAN Charter aims to strengthen the capacity of the ASEAN secretariat to ensure consistent implementation of AFTA`s measures. Although these ASEAN national customs and trade authorities coordinate with each other, disputes can arise. The ASEAN secretariat does not have the legal authority to resolve these disputes,