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Scorecards show ASEAN on track for single community

  • Linda Yulisman

    The Jakarta Post

Phnom Penh   /   Tue, April 3 2012   /  10:31 am

A joint assessment of the score cards evaluating the progress of each ASEAN member toward the creation of a single economic community in the region shows that all countries are on track with their commitments, a minister has said.

“Every country has achieved the requirements or is on target to achieve them. In various aspects, such as connectivity, trade in goods and services, we are ready,” said Trade Minister Gita Wirjawan after the seventh ASEAN Economic Community Council Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Monday.

Gita cited several achievements, which have been made recently, including the signing of a customs agreement by the region’s finance ministers in March and another agreement on a single aviation market made between transportation ministries.

As envisioned by the AEC 2015 Blueprint, the community will be supported by four pillars: a single market a...