On 15 December 2008, ten members of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) including Indonesia, ratified a constitution for the organization called the ASEAN Charter.
Further, on 1 January 2010, the ASEAN China Free Trade Area (ACFTA) came into effect, reducing tariffs on 7,881 product categories in those countries to zero.
Furthermore, in 2015 an ASEAN Community shall be established based on three pillars i.e Security, Economy and Socio-Culture.
Considering that all those " big projects " will surely effect the people living in ASEAN countries, there must be serious efforts to socialized them to the public.
For this purpose, the Indonesian Department of Foreign Affairs is coordinating with Be-Blog (Bekasi blogger community) to organize a bloggers' gathering on :
Day/Date : Saturday, 7 August 2010
Time : 9 am to 1 pm
Venue : Hotel Horison Bekasi, Krakatau Room, Jl. KH. Noer Ali, Bekasi
Participants : Bloggers in Bekasi, Jakarta and other area.
For detailed agenda and registration, please click here.
I hope that fellow bloggers would use the above event to express whatever they have on their minds, including the impact of the Asean China FTA on Indonesia's economy.