The ABC of AEC: To 2015 and Beyond

Across Southeast Asia, all the chatter around the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is focused on a single date: 31 December 2015. But the reality is that not everyone understands what that date means. What is it and why wait until then to do it? What will the impact be? Will we wake up to a different world on 1 January 2016? And just what do all these acronyms mean?


  • Introduction
  • Key AEC milestones
  • Why is it happening?
  • How it has (and will) work
  • What's been done
  • What remains?
  • So what's next?

© 2015 Deloitte Southeast Asia Ltd

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