Summary Information
Full Title

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

Short Title / Abbreviations


CIL Subject Classification
Date of Adoption 10/12/2009
Place of Adoption Manila, the Philippines, 15th ASEAN Transport Ministers (ATM) Meeting
Issued/Adopted by Transport Ministers of ASEAN
Dispute settlement provisions

Article 28 ‘Dispute Settlement’:

“The provisions of the ASEAN Protocol on Enhanced Dispute Settlement Mechanism, done at Vientiane, Lao PDR on the 29th day of November 2004 and any amendment thereto, shall apply to disputes arising under this Agreement.”


Secretary-General of ASEAN

Entry Into Force Status In Force

ASEAN Secretariat

Date of Entry into Force


Entry into Force / Termination Provisions

Article 31.3 ‘Final Provisions’:

“This Agreement shall enter into force upon the thirtieth day after the deposit of the second Instrument of Ratification or Acceptance, and shall be effective only among the Contracting Parties who have ratified or accepted it. For each Contracting Party ratifying or accepting this Agreement after the deposit of the second Instrument of Ratification or Acceptance, this Agreement shall enter into force on the thirtieth day after the deposit of such Contracting Party of its Instrument of Ratification or Acceptance.”

ASEAN States (Source:

ASEAN Secretariat

as of 15/04/2019)
Brunei Darussalam Signature 10/12/2009
Cambodia Signature 10/12/2009
Ratification 22/11/2013
Indonesia Signature 10/12/2009
Lao PDR Signature 10/12/2009
Ratification 27/09/2011
Malaysia Signature 10/12/2009
Myanmar Signature 10/12/2009
Ratification 27/01/2017
Philippines Signature 10/12/2009
Ratification 17/12/2012
Singapore Signature 10/12/2009
Thailand Signature 10/12/2009
Ratification 30/11/2011
Viet Nam Signature 10/12/2009
Acceptance 25/04/2012
Related Instruments
Related Instruments

1985 Agreement on the Recognition of Domestic Driving Licenses Issued by ASEAN Countries

1992 Framework Agreement on Enhancing ASEAN Economic Cooperation

1998 ASEAN Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Goods in Transit

1998 Agreement on the Recognition of Commercial Vehicle Inspection Certificates for Goods Vehicles and Public Service Vehicles Issued by ASEAN Member Countries

2005 ASEAN Framework Agreement on Multimodal Transport

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Additional Information

Note Article 4 ‘Scope of Application’:

“The provisions of this Agreement shall apply to inter-state transport. Cabotage is not covered by this Agreement.”

Article 30.2:

“The Protocols under the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Facilitation of Goods in Transit which are referred to under this Agreement, and any amendments to such Protocols, shall apply mutatis mutandis to inter-state transport under this Agreement. Such Protocols, and any amendments thereto, shall be regarded as an integral part of this Agreement.

Prepared By RY On 16/05/2011
Checked By CSW On 18/05/2011
Last Updated By CSW On 15/04/2019