Despite bureaucratism that delays real free trade, the region and the rest of the world is generally marching towards global free trade.
I like this photo, colorful and it shows the cultural and national diversity among the people of the 10 member-countries.
All photos above taken from ASEAN facebook page.
AEC 13, SEANET Website, AFAS in Financial Services, June 18, 2015
AEC 14, SEANET-ABAC Meeting, IDEAS-OBG Partnership, June 24, 2015
AEC 15, ADR Institute discussion on trade and investments,July 16, 2015
AEC 16, SIU-HBS ASEAN Scenario Workshop in Bangkok, October 17, 2015