Can ASEAN be like EU?

Can ASEAN be like EU?

There is no point for the ASEAN Secretariat negotiating with third countries and undercutting external tariffs as the EU’s commission does (Palatino, 2012). Still, ASEAN cannot be like the EU due to the nature of the organization, political diversity, and the member states’ developmental gap.

Is there an equivalent of EU in Asia?

The Arab League is the closest thing you’ll get to a “European Union” in Asia. The economic partnership consists of 22 member states and although I know that the majority of the Arab League’s member-states are in Northern Africa, a large amount of them are in the Middle East and subsequently Western Asia.

How is the EU different from ASEAN?

The first difference is that Asean is an inter-governmental organisation. The EU, in contrast, is a supranational organisation in which its member states have agreed, in certain areas, such as trade, to pool their sovereignties. The third difference is that the EU has a Parliament and Asean does not.

What do the EU and ASEAN have in common?

The European Union and ASEAN are natural partners and have a common agenda. Around 40% of the EU’s foreign trade passes through the South China Sea. The EU is also the top investor in and development assistance provider for the Indo-Pacific.

Is ASEAN better than EU?

Asean is the most successful regional organisation in Asia. The European Union is the most successful regional organisation in Europe and, perhaps, in the world. And yet, despite the many ties that bind these two institutions, the relationship between them is little known to the public.

Can ASEAN be a country?

It is an intergovernmental organization of ten Southeast Asian countries: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Is ASEAN bigger than EU?

The EU is ASEAN’s third largest trading partner, while ASEAN is the EU’s 5th largest trading partner. Total trade in 2011 in goods and services amounted to $265 billion. ASEAN had a surplus of $25 billion in its trade with the EU.

Is Hong Kong an ASEAN country?

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)1 was Hong Kong’s 2nd2 largest trading partner in merchandise trade in 2020 and the 4th largest in services trade in 2019. ASEAN comprises Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.

Is EU or ASEAN successful?

ASEAN is a major economic bloc, but compared to ASEAN, the EU is a stronger and more successful regional organization. In Southeast Asia, intra-regional trade has increased to 25% in the 2010s from 18% of total trade in the early 1990s.

Is the EU and ASEAN dialogue partner?

The European Union (EU) became ASEAN’s Dialogue Partner in 1977 and it was formally institutionalised following the signing of the ASEAN-EEC Cooperation Agreement on 7 March 1980. The adoption of the Nuremberg Declaration on an EUASEAN Enhanced Partnership in 2007 was an important milestone in the dialogue relations.

Is Japan in ASEAN?

Japan and ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations), which consists of ten Southeast Asian nations, have built a cooperative partnership for peace and stability, as well as development and prosperity in the region for more than 30 years. Japan and ASEAN also have built close relations as business partners.

Is ASEAN successful?

The bloc’s biggest success has been promoting economic integration among members. It also helped negotiate the RCEP agreement to create one of the world’s largest free trade blocs. ASEAN has struggled to form a cohesive response to China’s claims in the South China Sea, which conflict with those of several members.

What is the ASEAN Community?

In 2003, ASEAN moved along the path of the European Union by agreeing to establish an ASEAN community comprising three pillars: the ASEAN security community, the ASEAN economic community, and the ASEAN socio-cultural community.

What is the relationship between the EU and ASEAN?

The partnership between the EU and ASEAN dates back to 1972 when the EU (then known as the European Economic Community) became ASEAN’s first formal dialogue partner. Relations between the two regions are expanding, developing progressively on the economic, political and cultural fronts.

What is the population of ASEAN in 2019?

, the population of the ASEAN was about 655 million people (8.5% of the world population). In 2019, 55.2 million children were age 0-4 and 46.3 million were older than 65 in the ASEAN.

Which countries are observer countries in ASEAN?

There are two observer nations: Papua New Guinea and Timor Leste. Across all nations of ASEAN, there is a population of over 622 million people. The region has one of the largest economies in the world, and it is believed that by 2050, it will have the 4th-largest economy in the world.