ASEAN – China

ASEAN and China signed the Framework Agreement on Comprehensive Economic Co-operation in November, 2002. The Parties, on the basis of this Framework Agreement, signed the Agreement on Trade in Goods (effective from July, 2005), Agreement on Trade in Services (effective from July, 2005), and Agreement on Investment (effective from February, 2010) with the aim of establishing an ASEAN – China Free Trade Area. In Nov 2015, ASEAN and China signed the Protocol to Amend the ACFTA and Certain Agreements thereunder between ASEAN and China, including some new commitments in terms of Goods, Services and Investment. This Protocol came into force in May 2016.

(from VCCI)