• The ASEAN Economic Community: Investment Opportunities and Challenges in the World’s Newest Market 
  • February 17, 2016 | Authors: Elizabeth Cole; Sushma Jobanputra; Matthew J. (Matt) Skinner
  • Law Firm: Jones Day - Singapore Office
  • On January 1, 2016, the world’s seventh largest economy, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (“ASEAN”), inaugurated the ASEAN economic Community (“AEC”). The AEC aims to create a single market and production base for the free flow of goods, services, investment, capital, and skilled labor within ASEAN. The new Community offers expanded opportunities and inevitable challenges for multinationals investing in this diverse but often opaque market.