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1996 Protocol on Dispute Settlement Mechanism

Short Title / Abbreviations

1996 DSM

CIL Subject Classification
Date of Adoption 20/11/1996
Place of Adoption Manila, Philippines
Issued/Adopted by Economic Ministers of ASEAN
Annexes

Appendix 1 – Covered Agreements
Appendix 2 – Working Procedures of the Panel

Entry Into Force Status Superseded
Source

ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Secretariat Table of ASEAN Treaties/Agreements and Ratification (As of October 2012), Analysis by CIL

Date of Entry into Force

26/05/1998

Date of Termination

29/11/2004

Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

Article 12(3) ‘Final Provisions’:
“This Protocol shall enter into force upon the deposit of instruments of ratification or acceptance by all signatory governments with the Secretary-General of ASEAN.”

Status
ASEAN States (Source:

ASEAN Secretariat Table of ASEAN Treaties/Agreements and Ratification

as of 31/10/2012)
Brunei Darussalam Signature 20/11/1996
Ratification 26/05/1998
Cambodia Accession 30/04/1999
Indonesia Signature 20/11/1996
Ratification 25/02/1998
Lao PDR Accession 23/07/1997
Malaysia Ratification 20/11/1996
Signature 20/11/1996
Myanmar Accession 23/07/1997
Philippines Ratification 24/05/1997
Signature 20/11/1996
Singapore Ratification 19/05/1997
Signature 20/11/1996
Thailand Ratification 01/04/1997
Signature 20/11/1996
Viet Nam Ratification 02/05/1997
Signature 20/11/1996
Related Instruments
Protocols / Amendments to this instrument

1997 Protocol to Amend ASEAN Agreements

This instrument amends/supersedes

Superseded by the 2004 ASEAN Protocol on Enhanced Dispute Settlement Mechanism.

Related Instruments

1992 Framework Agreement on Enhancing ASEAN Economic Cooperation

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

1995 Protocol to Amend the Common Effective Preferential Tariff Scheme for the ASEAN Free Trade Area

2003 Protocol to Amend the Agreement on the Common Effective Preferential Tariff Scheme for the ASEAN Free Trade Area for the Elimination of Import Duties

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Additional Information

This instrument recognises the need to expand Article 9 (Settlement of Disputes) of the 1992 Framework Agreement on Enhancing ASEAN Economic Cooperation.

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

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

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

Covered Agreements Listed in Appendix I of the 1996 Protocol on Dispute Settlement Mechanism:

  1. Multilateral Agreement on Commercial Rights of Non-Scheduled Services among ASEAN, Manila, 13 March 1971
  2. Agreement on ASEAN Preferential Trading Arrangements, Manila, 24 February 1977.
  3. Memorandum of Understanding on the ASEAN Swap Arrangements, Kuala Lumpur, 5 August 1977. 
  4. Supplementary Agreement to the Memorandum of Understanding on the ASEAN Swap Arrangement, Washington D.C., 26 September 1978. 
  5. Second Supplementary Agreement to the Memorandum of Understanding on the ASEAN Swap Arrangement, Denpasar, Bali, 9 September 1979. 
  6. Agreement on the ASEAN Food Security Reserve, New York, 4 October 1979.
  7. Basic Agreement on ASEAN Industrial Projects, Kuala Lumpur, 6 March 1980.
  8. Supplementary Agreement of the Basic Agreement on ASEAN Industrial Projects ASEAN Urea Project (Indonesia), Kuala Lumpur, 6 March 1980.
  9. Supplementary Agreement of the Basic Agreement on ASEAN Industrial Projects ASEAN Urea Project (Malaysia), Kuala Lumpur, 6 March 1980. 
  10. Amendments to the Memorandum of Understanding on the ASEAN Swap Arrangement, Colombo, Sri Lanka, 16 January 1981. 
  11. Basic Agreement on ASEAN Industrial Complementation, Manila, 18 June 1981
  12. Third Supplementary Agreement to the Memorandum of Understanding on the ASEAN Swap Arrangements, Bangkok, 4 February 1982. 
  13. ASEAN Ministerial Understanding on Plant Quarantine Ring, Kuala Lumpur, 8-9 October 1982.
  14. ASEAN Ministerial Understanding on the Standardization of Import and Quarantine Regulation on Animal and Animal Products, Kuala Lumpur, 8-9 October 1982.
  15. Protocol to Amend the Agreement on the ASEAN Food Security Reserve, Bangkok, 22 October 1982.
  16. ASEAN Customs Code of Conduct, Jakarta, 18 March 1983.
  17. ASEAN Ministerial Understanding on Fisheries Cooperation, Singapore, 20-22 October 1983.
  18. Basic Agreement on ASEAN Industrial Joint Ventures, Jakarta, 7 November 1983.
  19. ASEAN Ministerial Understanding on ASEAN Cooperation in Agricultural Cooperatives, Manila, 4-5 October 1984.
  20. ASEAN Ministerial Understanding on Plant Pest Free Zone, Manila, 4-5 October 1984.
  21. Agreement on ASEAN Energy Cooperation, Manila, 24 June 1986.
  22. ASEAN Petroleum Security Agreement, Manila, 24 June 1986.
  23. Agreement on the Preferential Shortlisting of ASEAN Contractors, Jakarta, 20 October 1986.
  24. Supplementary Agreement to the Basic Agreement on ASEAN Industrial Joint Ventures, Singapore, 16 June 1987.
  25. Fourth Supplementary Agreement to the Memorandum of Understanding on the ASEAN Swap Arrangement, Kathmandu, Nepal, 21 January 1987.
  26. Protocol on Improvements on Extension of Tariff Preferences under the ASEAN Preferential Trading Arrangement, Manila, 15 December 1987.
  27. Memorandum of Understanding on Standstill and Rollback on Non-Tariff Barriers among ASEAN Countries, Manila, 15 December 1987.
  28. Revised Basic Agreement on ASEAN Industrial Joint Ventures, Manila, 15 December 1987.
  29. Agreement Among the Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, and the Kingdom of Thailand for the Promotion and Protection of Investments, Manila, 15 December 1987.
  30. Protocol on Improvements on Extension of Tariff Preferences under the ASEAN Preferential Trading Arrangement, Manila, 15 December 1987.
  31. Agreement on the Establishment of the ASEAN Tourism Information Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 26 September 1988.
  32. Financial Regulations of the ASEAN Tourism Information Centre, Kuala Lumpur, 26 September 1988.
  33. Memorandum of Understanding Brand-to-Brand Complementation on the Automotive Industry Under the Basic Agreement on ASEAN Industrial Complementation (BAAIC), Pattaya, Thailand, 18 October 1988.
  34. Protocol to Amend the Revised Basic Agreement on ASEAN Industrial Joint Ventures, 1 January 1991.
  35. Supplementary Agreement to the Basic Agreement on ASEAN industrial Projects – ASEAN Potash Mining Projects (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur, 20 July 1991.
  36. Agreement on the Common Effective Preferential Tariff Scheme for the ASEAN Free Trade Area, Singapore, 28 January 1992.
  37. Second Protocol to Amend the Revised Basic Agreement on ASEAN Industrial Joint Ventures, Manila, 23 October 1992.
  38. Ministerial Understanding on ASEAN Cooperation in Food, Agriculture and Forestry, Bandar Seri Begawan, 28-30 October 1993.
  39. Memorandum of Understanding on ASEAN Cooperation and Joint Approaches in Agriculture and Forest Products Promotion Scheme, Langkawi, 25 August 1994.
  40. Third Protocol to Amend the Revised Basic Agreement on ASEAN Industrial Joint Ventures, Jakarta, 2 March 1995.
  41. Protocol to Amend the Agreement on the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) Scheme for the ASEAN Free Trade Area (AFTA), Bangkok, 15 December 1995.
  42. Protocol to Amend the Agreement on ASEAN Preferential Trading Arrangements, Bangkok, 15 December 1995.
  43. ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services, Bangkok, 15 December 1995.
  44. ASEAN Framework Agreement on Intellectual Property Cooperation, Bangkok, 15 December 1995.
  45. Protocol Amending the Agreement on ASEAN Energy Cooperation, Bangkok, 15 December 1995.
  46. Basic Agreement on ASEAN Industrial Cooperation, Singapore, 26 April 1996.
  47. Protocol to Amend the Agreement Among the Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Republic of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, and the Kingdom of Thailand for the Promotion and Protection of Investments, Jakarta, 12 September 1996.

Note Article 21(2) of the 2004 Protocol on the Enhanced Dispute Settlement Mechanism:
“This Protocol shall replace the 1996 Protocol on DSM and shall not apply to any dispute which has arisen before its entry into force. Such dispute shall continue to be governed by the 1996 Protocol on DSM.”

Ratification information for this instrument is not available on the current ASEAN Secretariat Legal Instruments website. Details above are taken from the last published information on this instrument.

Prepared By ZZ On 04/08/2009
Checked By CSW 15/02/2017 On 16/09/2009
Last Updated By NA On 04/08/2009