In this issue of ASEAN Briefing magazine, we provide an introduction to some of ASEAN’s FTAs and how foreign investors and exporters can maximize opportunities in this dynamic region. We begin by discussing the salient features of each FTA and the overall benefits they offer. We then discuss the Rules of Origin criteria associated with each FTA that foreign businesses need to be aware of. Finally, we analyze the growing opportunities for investors looking to set up alternative production bases within ASEAN.
This infographic shows in details the steps for setting up a business in Indonesia, listing the procedures and the time necessary to complete each of them.
Doing Business in ASEAN introduces the fundamentals of investing in the 10-nation ASEAN bloc, concentrating on economics, trade, corporate establishment and taxation. We also include the latest development news in our “Important Updates” section for each country, with the intent to provide an executive assessment of the varying component parts of ASEAN, assessing each member state and providing the most up-to-date economic and demographic data on each. Additional research and commentary on ASEAN’s relationships with China, India and Australia is also provided.
This table compares the national minimum wage and the adjusted social insurance contributions for employers between China and other Asian countries.
This infographic represents the rates and reductions for select Asia treaty partners, concerning dividends, interest and royalties.
This infographic shows an example of how to obtain tax savings from routing an investment in Indonesia through Singapore.
This infographic shows how to remit Indonesian profits to Chile.