Summary Information
Full Title

2002 ASEAN Memorandum of Understanding on the Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline Project

Short Title / Abbreviations


CIL Subject Classification
Date of Adoption 05/07/2002
Place of Adoption Bali, Indonesia at the 20th ASEAN Ministers for Energy Meeting (20th AMEM)
Issued/Adopted by Energy Ministers of ASEAN
Dispute settlement provisions

Article VI ‘Dispute Settlement’:

“The provisions of the ASEAN Protocol on Dispute Settlement Mechanism, done at Manila on 20th day of November 1996, shall apply to consultation and the settlement of disputes under this Memorandum of Understanding.”

Note: The 1996 Protocol on Dispute Settlement was superseded by the 2004 ASEAN Protocol on Enhanced Dispute Settlement Mechanism. This MOU is not covered in the 2004 Protocol’s annex of pre-2004 ‘covered agreements’. However, it may be considered to be covered by the 2004 Protocol in accordance with Chapter VIII of the 2007 Charter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the 2010 Protocol to the ASEAN Charter on Dispute Settlement Mechanisms.


Secretary-General of ASEAN

Entry Into Force Status In Force

ASEAN Secretariat

Date of Entry into Force


Date of Termination


Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

Article VIII(3) ‘Final Provisions’:

“This Memorandum of Understanding shall enter into force upon the deposit of Instruments of Ratification or Acceptance by all the Member Countries with the Secretary-General of ASEAN.”

Article VIII(4) ‘Final Provisions’:

“This Memorandum of Understanding shall remain in force for a period of ten (10) years, unless terminated earlier by agreement of all the Member Countries. The expiry or termination of this Memorandum of Understanding shall be without prejudice to the rights and obligations of the Member Countries arising from this Memorandum of Understanding prior to the effective date of expiry or termination of this Memorandum of Understanding.”

ASEAN States (Source:

ASEAN Secretariat

as of 24/10/2019)
Brunei Darussalam Signature 05/07/2002
Ratification 01/05/2003
Cambodia Signature 05/07/2002
Ratification 04/03/2003
Indonesia Signature 05/07/2002
Acceptance 21/05/2004
Lao PDR Signature 05/07/2002
Acceptance 14/07/2003
Malaysia Signature 05/07/2002
Ratification 28/01/2003
Myanmar Signature 05/07/2002
Ratification 15/01/2003
Philippines Signature 05/07/2002
Ratification 10/06/2003
Singapore Signature 05/07/2002
Ratification 19/09/2002
Thailand Signature 05/07/2002
Ratification 20/03/2003
Viet Nam Signature 05/07/2002
Acceptance 29/05/2003
Related Instruments
Protocols / Amendments to this instrument

2013 Instrument of Extension of the ASEAN Memorandum of Understanding on the Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline Project

Related Instruments

1986 Agreement on ASEAN Energy Cooperation

1999-2004 ASEAN Plan of Action for Energy Cooperation

2010 Master Plan on ASEAN Connectivity

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Additional Information

This MOU had a validity of 10 years up to 20/05/2014. It was extended to 20/05/2024 by the 2013 Instrument of Extension of the ASEAN Memorandum of Understanding on the Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline Project.

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 signature or transmission of the instruments of ratification/accession, rather than their date of receipt by the depository.