Masyarakat Ekonomi ASEAN


Declaration on the ASEAN Economic Community Blueprint

WE, the Heads of State/Government of Brunei Darussalam, the Kingdom of Cambodia, the Republic of Indonesia, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, the Union of Myanmar, the Republic of the Philippines, the Republic of Singapore, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, Member Countries of ASEAN, on the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of ASEAN and the 13th ASEAN Summit in Singapore;


RECALLING our earlier decision to establish by 2020 the ASEAN Community, including the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), made in theDeclaration of ASEAN Concord II in Bali, Indonesia, on 7 October 2003;


DETERMINED to achieve higher levels of economic dynamism, sustained prosperity, inclusive growth and integrated development of ASEAN;


CONSCIOUS of the increasing interdependence of the ASEAN economies within the region as well as with the rest of the world and stressing the importance of narrowing the development gap for accelerating the ASEAN Economic Community by 2015;


RECOGNISING that different levels of development within ASEAN require some flexibility as ASEAN moves towards a more integrated and interdependent future;


REAFFIRMING our collective commitment, made at the 12th ASEAN Summit in Cebu, the Philippines, on 13 January 2007, to accelerate the establishment of the ASEAN Community, including its AEC pillar, to 2015;


COGNISANT of the need to have a strengthened institutional framework and a unified legal identity as set forth in the ASEAN Charter by putting in place rules-based systems to realise the establishment of the AEC by 2015;


EXPRESSING satisfaction at the overall progress made and commitment shown by ASEAN in developing the AEC Blueprint and to ensure its timely implementation;


REAFFIRMING the ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) as the coordinator of all ASEAN economic integration and cooperation issues;

 

DO HEREBY:

  1. ADOPT the AEC Blueprint which each ASEAN Member Country shall abide by and implement the AEC by 2015. The AEC Blueprint will transform ASEAN into a single market and production base, a highly competitive economic region, a region of equitable economic development, and a region fully integrated into the global economy. The AEC Blueprint including its strategic schedule is annexed to this Declaration.
  2. TASK concerned Ministers, assisted by the ASEAN Secretariat, to implement the AEC Blueprint and to report to us regularly, through the Council ofthe ASEAN Economic Community, on the progress of its implementation.

DONE in Singapore on the twentieth day of November in the Year Two Thousand and Seven, in single copy, in the English language.


For Brunei Darussalam:
HAJI HASSANAL BOLKIAH
Sultan of Brunei Darussalam


For Kingdom of Cambodia:
SAMDECH HUN SEN
Prime Minister


For the Republic of Indonesia:
DR. SUSILO BAMBANG YUDHOYONO
President


For the Lao People's Democratic Republic:
BOUASONE BOUPHAVANH
Prime Minister


For Malaysia:
DATO' SERI ABDULLAH AHMAD BADAWI
Prime Minister


For the Union of Myanmar:
GENERAL THEIN SEIN
Prime Minister


For the Republic of the Philippines:
GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO
President


For the Republic of Singapore:
LEE HSIEN LOONG
Prime Minister


For the Kingdom of Thailand:
GENERAL SURAYUD CHULANONT (RET.)
Prime Minister


For the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam:
NGUYEN TAN DUNG
Prime Minister