The ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 as part of the "ASEAN 2025: Forging Ahead Together" was endorsed by the Leaders at their 27th Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 22 November 2015.

The key inspiration of the Economic Community are:

  • A well integrated and connected economy within the global economic system;
  • A business-friendly, trade-facilitative, market driven and predictable environment which inspires investor confidence;
  • A region with a key role in global value chains and increasing participation in high value added and knowledge-based activities;
  • A competitive and dynamic region that inspires innovation and where businesses of all sizes thrive, and where consumers’ rights are protected;
  • A community where the benefits from economic integration are equitably shared among and within ASEAN Member States, including with micro, small and medium enterprises, youth, and women entrepreneurs; and
  • A connected region where improvements in transport linkages and infrastructure help peoples and businesses move efficiently and work more productively across borders, expand market reach and strategically source goods and services.

Download the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint 2025 here.