AFTA
AFTA AFTA's objective is to Liberalise Trade in the Asean Region through the elimination of Intra-Regional Tariffs and the elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers.

This will have the effect of making Asean's manufacturing sectors more efficient and competitive in the Global Market.

At the same time, consumers will source goods from more efficient producers in ASEAN, thus creating INTRA-ASEAN TRADE.

Products which are covered under the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) scheme in AFTA are manufactured product including capital goods and processed agricultural products.

To be eligible, the product must :

  1. Have a tariff of 20 percent and below,
  2. Have a program of tariff reduction approved by AFTA Council,
  3. Be an ASEAN product i.e. it has to satisfy the local requirement of 40 percent.

With the implementation of AFTA by the year 2003, manufactured goods which satisfy the CEPT conditions will be allowed to flow into any ASEAN country including the state of Sabah without any tariff barrier.

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