ASEAN Guide Released With Full Vietnam Manufacturing Case Study & Trade Details 

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Dezan Shira & Associates have published a free, 112 page Guide to the entire ASEAN region, covering the demographics of each of the ASEAN member states as well as comprehensive details of the ASEAN-China free trade agreement and its impact upon international manufacturers and sourcing businesses operating in the region. It also includes case studies concerning manufacturing in Vietnam as  opposed to China, and fully describes the potential for each of the ASEAN nations when compared with China.

The India-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement and The Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreements are also covered in some detail. This is one of the most in-depth guides to doing business in ASEAN yet published.

Dezan Shira & Associates took nine months to research and gather this data. The firm maintains offices in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, as well as 12 China offices, two offices in India and an office in Singapore. The firms Asian Alliance includes offices in Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand and has additional offices in the United States and Europe.

The Dezan Shira & Associates “Doing Business in ASEAN” guide may be downloaded on a complimentary basis from the Asia Briefing bookstore here.

Our recent series on China-ASEAN cost comparisons may be accessed here.


Asia Briefing Ltd. is a subsidiary of Dezan Shira & Associates. Dezan Shira is a specialist foreign direct investment practice, providing corporate establishment, business advisory, tax advisory and compliance, accounting, payroll, due diligence and financial review services to multinationals investing in China, Hong Kong, India, Vietnam, Singapore and the rest of ASEAN. For further information, please email or visit

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