File a Complaint

Please click on the icon of choice below and fill-in the required form so as to provide ASSIST with enough information on the trade problem that you are experiencing. Fields marked with an * are mandatory fields. Please note that, if you require anonymity, your complaint may be submitted by an ASEAN-based trade association, or by any other representative entity of your choice, such as a chamber of commerce, business council, business federation, or registered lawyer or law firm. In this case, the representative entity shall use its business registration number from the ASEAN jurisdiction where it is incorporated.


 NON-ANONYMOUS                                                          ANONYMOUS                                                                 ANONYMOUS

Your complaint will be processed by the Central Administrator of ASSIST within 10 working days maximum from the date of submission. In order to file a valid complaint, you shall verify your submission by replying to the automated email that you will receive from ASSIST shortly after submission. If you do not receive any such communication, please verify your email and resubmit the complaint.

The Central Administrator of ASSIST may request that you resubmit your complaint if any of the information is incomplete or incorrect. Once your complaint has been accepted by the Central Administrator of ASSIST, the Destination Contact Point will be asked to respond. If the complaint is accepted by the Destination Contact Point, you will be notified of the response and, ultimately, of the proposed solution (if any). Complaints are usually addressed and a solution proposed within 30 to 50 working days maximum from the date of acceptance of the complaint by the Destination Contact Point.
Special rules apply to complaints filed by ASEAN-based registered lawyers or law firms. In particular, ahead of submitting an ASSIST complaint on behalf of a client, which must be a duly registered ASEAN Enterprise based in one the of the 10 ASEAN Member States, an ASEAN-based lawyer or law firm (i.e., a lawyer or law firm duly licensed to practice law in the ASEAN Member State where the client is based or against which the complaint is filed) must contact the ASEAN Secretariat and provide the required data on its professional registration and on the client on whose behalf the anonymous complaint is filed. In order to do so, please download the necessary form and submit it to the ASEAN Secretariat as specified on the form itself.