The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is the fulcrum of the ASEAN vision of an integrated Southeast Asian community starting by 2015. The AEC Blueprint has set an agenda that seeks to establish ASEAN as a single market and production base, a highly competitive economic region, with equitable economic development and one that is fully integrated into the global economy. Establishing ASEAN as "a single market and production base" includes freer flow of five core elements: (i) goods; (ii) services; (iii) investments; (iv) capital; and (v) skilled labor.
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