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 Protocal came into force in May 2016.

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ASEAN - China Free Trade Area

14 tháng 12. 2016

ASEAN-China dialogue relations started when H.E. Qian Qichen, the Foreign Ministry of the People’s Republic of China attended the opening session of the 24th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting in July 1991 in Kuala Lumpur as a guest of the Malaysian Government. China expressed its keen interest to cooperate with ASEAN for mutual benefit. China was accorded full Dialogue Partner status at the 29th AMM in July 1996 in Jakarta.