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S-E Asia needs to do more to open markets: study

A lack of progress by Asean to harmonise trade and investment rules leaves the car industry with little to show after a decade of trade liberalisation


DESPITE numerous pledges and years of effort to transform South-east Asia into a single market, the 10-nation region remains resistant to free-flowing trade and fortified against imports, to the cost of some global companies, according to a study for one of the region's biggest