ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services (AFAS)

14/12/2010

Free flow of trade in services is one of the important elements in realising ASEAN Economic Community, where there will be substantially no restriction to ASEAN services suppliers in providing services and in establishing companies across national borders within the region, subject to domestic regulations. Liberalisation of services has been carried out through rounds of negotiation mainly under the Coordinating Committee on Services. Negotiation of some specific services sectors such as financial services and air transport are carried out by their respective Ministerial bodies. In liberalising services, there should be no back-loading of commitments, and pre-agreed flexibility shall be accorded to all ASEAN Member Countries. 

In facilitating the free flow of services by 2015, ASEAN is also working towards recognition of professional qualifications with a view to facilitate their movement within the region.

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services

ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services, Bangkok, 15 December 1995 (Vietnamese) (English)

Protocol to Amend the ASEAN Framework Agreement on Services, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2 September 2003

9 packages of commitments under the AFAS

Protocol to Implement the Initial Package (1997) and Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Second Package (1998) and Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Third Package (2001) and Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Fourth Package (2004) and Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Fifth Package (2006) and Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Sixth Package (2007) and Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Seventh Package (2009) and Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Eighth Package (2010) and Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Ninth Package (2015) and Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Tenth Package (2019) and Annexes

Note: Protocol to implement the tenth package has not yet come in effort for Vietnam.

Packages of commitments on Financial Services

Protocol to Implement the Second Package và Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Third Package và Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Fourth Package Annxes

Protocol to Implement the Fifth Packagevà Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Sixth Package và Annexes

Protocol to Implement the Seventh Package và Annexes

Packages of commitments on Air Transport Services

Protocol to Implement the Fourth Package

Protocol to Implement the Fifth Package

Protocol to Implement the Sixth Package

Protocol to Implement the Seventh Package

Protocol to Implement the Eighth Package

Protocol to Implement the Ninth Package

Protocol to Implement the Tenth Package

Note: Protocol to implement the tenth package has not yet come in effort for Vietnam.

Priority Integration Sectors

ASEAN Sectoral Integration Protocol for the Logistics Services Sector, Makati City, Philippines, 24 August 2007

Appendix 1 – Roadmap for the Integration of Logistics Services

Others

Protocol to Amend Article 3 of the ASEAN Framework (Amendment) Agreement for the Integration of Priority Sectors, Makati City, Philippines, 24 August 2007

Agreement on Trade in Services of the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Co-operation Between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the People's Republic of China, Cebu, Philippines, 14 January 2007

Agreement on Trade in Services under the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Cooperation among the Governments of the Member Countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and the Republic of Korea, Singapore, 21 November 2007

Schedule of Specific Commitments (For the First Package of Commitments) of ASEAN-Korea Agreement on Trade in Services