March 2007 management briefing
This month, just-auto looks at the progress of The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean). It was established in Bangkok on 8 August 1967 to provide the framework for a free trade bloc for the growing Asian ‘Tiger economies’. The five original member states were Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand, but since then, the group has grown to ten nations, with Brunei joining in 1984, then Vietnam, Laos and Myanmar (formerly Burma), and most recently Cambodia.
The briefing profiles five of these countries and their market dynamics, with commentary on main manufacturer activity and vehicle production, sales, and import and export data.