ASEAN economic integration is making progress but further deepening of market integration and greater momentum are imperative to meet the AEC 2025 targets

ASEAN economic integration is making progress but further deepening of market integration and greater momentum are imperative to meet the AEC 2025 targets. Dr. Aladdin D. Rillo, Deputy Secretary-General of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) said that the AEC, whose end goals include eliminating tariff barriers, reducing costs and enhancing competitiveness among ASEAN member states, has achieved substantial targets to date.