Asean Framework Agreement

————————————————————————————————— 1. These agreements or arrangements are only for member states. When a Member State wishes to join such agreements or agreements, it should be given the same option at all times. 2. Nothing within the meaning of paragraph 1 should be construed as such that a Member State accepts or concludes such mutual recognition agreements or arrangements. b) facilitate mutual recognition of digital signature frames; 3. After the signing of this framework agreement, Member States promptly inform the ASEAN secretariat of any agreement regarding or affecting the trade in services to which it is a signatory. 1 . This framework agreement or any action taken under this agreement does not affect the rights and obligations of Member States under the existing agreements2 to which they are parties. The ASEAN Services Framework Agreement (AFAS) was signed by ASEAN economic ministers on 15 December 1995.

regulation of mutual recognition of agreements (MRA) in various professions and an agreement on the free movement of individuals (MNP), recognising their obligations to the rules and principles of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (`GATS`) and noting that Article V of the GATS allows for the liberalisation of trade in services between or between the parties to an economic integration agreement; Specific commitment and agreement plans resulting from subsequent negotiations under this Framework Agreement and any other agreements, action plans and programs that flow from it are an integral part of this framework agreement. The relevant ASEAN economic agreements or arrangements resulting from this agreement are an integral part of this agreement. NOTE that economic cooperation within ASEAN will ensure a liberal trade framework for trade in services that would strengthen and strengthen trade in services between ASEAN member states; 2. This framework agreement does not affect the right of Member States to conclude other agreements that are not contrary to the principles, objectives and conditions of this framework agreement. This document was reproduced and reformatted from the text published on the ASEAN website (visited on 23 April 2001) 1 . Each Member State can recognise the training or experience gained, the requirements met or the licences or certifications issued in another Member State for the purpose of licensing or certifying service providers. This recognition may be based on an agreement or agreement with the Member State concerned or may be granted independently. 2. Each Member State sets out, in a timetable, the specific obligations it takes under paragraph 1. .

For the purposes of this agreement, unless otherwise in context, the following conditions have the following meanings: (a) the rapid development of national legislation and policies relating to electronic transactions based on international standards; Member States agree to strengthen cooperation in the areas of research and development, technology transfer, tourism promotion, human resource development and other economic-related areas.