ASEAN Economic Community seen as a trading powerhouse


Bernie Magkilat


Manila Bulletin


 January 2, 2016


The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) has achieved its goal to become one trade and investment hub to reckon with in the global economic arena. But long before the arrival of January 1, 2016, the official effectivity of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), the 10 member states had been trading with each other at zero duty on most of their goods already.