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Full Title

1992 Framework Agreement on Enhancing ASEAN Economic Cooperation

Short Title / Abbreviations

AFTA Agreement

CIL Subject Classification
Date of Adoption 28/01/1992
Place of Adoption Singapore, 4th ASEAN Summit
Issued/Adopted by Heads of State/Government of ASEAN
Dispute settlement provisions

Article 9 ‘Settlement of Disputes’:

“1. Any differences between the Member States concerning the interpretation or application of this Agreement or any arrangements arising therefrom shall, as far as possible, be settled amicably between the parties. Whenever necessary, an appropriate body shall be designated for the settlement of disputes.”

This agreement is one of the “Covered Agreements” pursuant to Article 1.1 of the 2004 Protocol on Enhanced Dispute Settlement Mechanism read together with Appendix I.

Depository

Secretary-General of the ASEAN Secretariat

Entry Into Force Status In Force
Source

ASEAN Secretariat

Date of Entry into Force

28/01/1992

Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

Article 14 ‘Entry into Force’:

“1. This Agreement shall be effective upon signing.”

Status
ASEAN States (Source:

ASEAN Secretariat

as of 14/08/2019)
Brunei Darussalam Signature 28/01/1992
Cambodia Accession 30/04/1999
Indonesia Signature 28/01/1992
Lao PDR Accession 23/07/1997
Malaysia Signature 28/01/1992
Myanmar Accession 23/07/1997
Philippines Signature 28/01/1992
Singapore Signature 28/01/1992
Thailand Signature 28/01/1992
Viet Nam Accession 15/12/1995
Related Instruments
Protocols / Amendments to this instrument

1995 Protocol to Amend the Framework Agreement on Enhancing ASEAN Economic Cooperation

2013 Protocol to Amend Certain ASEAN Economic Agreements Related to Trade in Goods

Related Instruments

1977 Agreement on the ASEAN Preferential Trading Arrangements

1992 Singapore Declaration

1992 Agreement on the Common Effective Preferential Tariff Scheme for the ASEAN Free Trade Area

2009 ASEAN Trade in Goods Agreement

2009 ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Inter-State Transport

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Vietnam acceded to the Agreement pursuant to the 1995 Protocol for the Accession of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the Agreement on the Common Effective Preferential Tariff Scheme for the ASEAN Free Trade Area.

Lao PDR acceded to the Agreement pursuant to the 1997 Protocol for the Accession of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to ASEAN Agreements.

Myanmar acceded to the Agreement pursuant to the 1997 Protocol for the Accession of the Union of Myanmar to ASEAN Agreements.

Cambodia acceded to the Agreement pursuant to the 1999 Protocol for the Accession of the Kingdom of Cambodia to ASEAN Agreements.

Note Article 10.2 ‘Supplementary Agreements or Arrangements’:

“Appropriate ASEAN economic agreements or arrangements, arising from this Agreement, shall form an integral part of this Agreement.”

Dates of accession given above were obtained from the ASEAN Secretariat’s Legal Instruments website and its electronic collection of instruments of ratification, accession and notification. The dates given appear to be the dates of execution of the instruments of ratification/accession, rather than their date of receipt by the depository.