Summary Information
Full Title

2002 ASEAN Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution

Short Title / Abbreviations


CIL Subject Classification
Date of Adoption 10/06/2002
Place of Adoption Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, World Conference and Exhibition on Land and Forest Fire Hazards
Issued/Adopted by Representatives of ASEAN member states
Dispute settlement provisions

Article 27.  Settlement of Disputes

“Any dispute between Parties as to the interpretation or application of, or compliance with, this Agreement or any protocol thereto, shall be settled amicably by consultation or negotiation.”


ASEAN Secretariat


Annex: Terms of Reference of the ASEAN Co-ordinating Centre for Transboundary Haze Pollution Control

Entry Into Force Status In Force
Date of Entry into Force


Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

Article 29: Entry Into Force

“1. This Agreement shall enter into force on the sixtieth day after the deposit of the sixth instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.

2. For each Member State ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to the Agreement after the deposit of the sixty instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession, the Agreement shall enter into force on the sixtieth day after the deposit by such Member State of its instrument of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession.”

ASEAN States (Source:

ASEAN Secretariat

as of 23/05/2018)
Brunei Darussalam Signature 10/06/2002
Ratification 27/02/2003
Cambodia Signature 10/06/2002
Ratification 19/10/2006
Indonesia Signature 10/06/2002
Ratification 20/01/2015
Lao PDR Signature 10/06/2002
Ratification 19/12/2004
Malaysia Signature 10/06/2002
Ratification 03/12/2002
Myanmar Signature 10/06/2002
Ratification 05/03/2003
Philippines Signature 10/06/2002
Ratification 08/03/2010
Singapore Signature 10/06/2002
Ratification 13/01/2003
Thailand Signature 10/06/2002
Ratification 10/09/2003
Viet Nam Signature 10/06/2002
Approval 29/05/2003
Related Instruments
Related Instruments

1990 The Kuala Lumpur Accord on Environment and Development

1995 ASEAN Co-operation Plan on Transboundary Pollution

1997 Regional Haze Action Plan

2001 Draft Articles on Prevention of Transboundary Harm from Hazardous Activities

2016 Roadmap On ASEAN Cooperation Towards Transboundary Haze Pollution Control With Means Of Implementation

External Links
Additional Information

Dates of ratification and accession given above were obtained from the ASEAN Secretariat’s Legal Instruments website and its electronic collection of instruments of ratification, accession and notification. Some of 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.