3 August | Vientiane
Launched by ASEAN Economic Ministers in Lao PDR, ASEAN Solutions for Investments, Services and Trade (ASSIST) is now ‘open for business’ and can be used by ASEAN-based enterprises to lodge complaints in relation to intra-ASEAN trade issues. It will initially be available to address cross-border problems with regard to trade in goods, soon to be extended to trade in services and investment issues. The private sector is encouraged take advantage of this online tool that helps to facilitate trade among ASEAN member states. Only its use makes it a success! ASSIST was developed in partnership with the EU-funded ARISE project. For more information, visit the ASSIST website.