1 May 2019: ASSIST for Trade in Services Fully Operational and Ready for Use by ASEAN Enterprises

13/04/2020 12:21:11
On 1 May 2019, the ASEAN trade facilitation instrument known as ASSIST (ASEAN Solutions for Investments, Services and Trade) has gone live for Trade in Services. ASSIST has been available for ASEAN Enterprises to address problems in relation to Trade in Goods since August 2016 and has now been extended to issues occurring with respect to intra-ASEAN cross-border Trade in Services. All ASEAN Member States Focal Points for ASSIST have been trained with assistance from the European Union under the ARISE Plus Programme. If you are an ASEAN services operator experiencing trade problems while operating in one of the 10 ASEAN Member States, you can now consider engaging Governments directly through ASSIST. It is simple, fully internet based, expedited, non-confrontational in nature, and free of charge.