Services	Liberalization	in	ASEAN:	Foreign	Direct	Investment	in	Logistics

Services Liberalization in ASEAN: Foreign Direct Investment in Logistics

by Tham Siew Yean

The services sector plays an important role in ASEAN economies as it accounts for about half of the regions GDP and more than 45 per cent of its total employment. ASEAN aspires to deepen integration in the services sector in order to enhance the sectors contribution to economic development and growth in each country. Despite this, services liberalization has progressed slowly compared to goods liberalization both at the multilateral and the regional levels. Different regulatory mechanisms across countries have contributed to the slow pace of liberalization. 

Logistics is an important industry in the services sector. The integration of logistics is important for deepening economic integration in ASEAN as it facilitates the movement of goods, services and people within and across countries, among producers and from producers to consumers. In view of its importance, ASEAN has identified logistics as one of its priority integration sectors. It has also developed a Connectivity Master Plan and a Strategic Transport Plan, where logistics plays an important role. 

This book examines the current state of services liberalization in the ten ASEAN economies. It also assesses the FDI enabling environment and the extent of FDI liberalization in the logistics sector as well as the liberalization challenges encountered in each of the ASEAN economies. The book, thus, provides a comparative picture of services liberalization as well as the state of logistics liberalization and development in each of the ten ASEAN member countries. All these have important bearings on deepening ASEAN economic integration for 2025 and beyond.

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Preliminary pages
1. Introduction
2. Reforming Indonesia's Logistics Sector
3. FDI Liberalization in Malaysia's Logistics Services
4. Logistics Services Liberalization in the Philippines
5. Services Sector Liberalization in Singapore: Case of the Logistics Sector
6. Logistics Services Liberalization in Thailand
7. Services Liberalization in Vietnam: The Case of FDI in Logistics Sector
8. Services Liberalization: Case of Logistics in Brunei
9. FDI, Services Liberalization and Logistics Development in Cambodia
10. Services Liberalization in Lao PDR: FDI in Logistics Sector of a Land-linked Country
11. Facilitating FDI for the Logistics Sector in Myanmar: Agency, Incentives, and Institutions

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  • Number of Pages : 375
  • Publisher : ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute
  • Weight : 520g
  • Product Code : 9789814786188
  • Dimension : 152 x 229 mm

About Author

Tham Siew Yean

Tham Siew Yean is Senior Fellow at ISEAS –- Yusof Ishak Institute, Singapore and Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.