01 | ABOUT LIFTING-THE-BARRIERS INITIATIVE


  • The Lifting-The-Barriers Initiative (LTBI), a joint collaboration between the CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI) and the ASEAN Business Club (ABC) was launched in 2013 to identify bottlenecks and barriers hindering free trade within ASEAN member nations and to help achieve the goal of the ASEAN Economic Community.
  • Following the success in 2013-2015, we are proud to launch the Lifting-The-Barriers Initiative(LTBI) as a standalone platform to continue the sectoral gap analysis for ASEAN.

 

02 | METHODOLOGY


The LTBI is divided into four phases. LTBI Methodology  

LTBI STRUCTURE



  • The “Lifting-the-Barriers Roundtables” convenes around sector-based discussion with vertical emphasis on issues specific to the selected sectors.
  • The LTBI convenes the shapers of business and policy makers of ASEAN, Asia Pacific and world economies, for a discussion on the economic future of the region conducted in the context of a global economy in profound transformation.
 

03 | SECTORS COVERED


 
The research partnership for the LTBI 2013 are listed as below:  
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The research partnership for the LTBI 2014 are listed as below:  
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The research partnership for the LTBI 2015 are listed as below:  
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04 | SECTOR LTBI STRUCTURE


 
The LTBI is divided into four separate deliverables: img-ltbi-deliverables.jpg

Deliverable 1: Preliminary Paper

  • The Preliminary Paper will take the form of a guiding document and will be completed before the LTBI Roundtable take place to provide direction and structure to the discussions at the LTB Roundtable
  • An overview of the relevant sector in each ASEAN country that is intended to provide background information of the business landscape in that country and to assist understanding of environment and challenges faced by industry operators
  • The paper will provide regulatory and policy provisions related to the sector in the context of the AEC
  • CARI, the Research Partner and the Sector chair will contribute to content this paper by scoping suitable themes and mapping the stakeholders to be invited to the discussion

Deliverable 2: LTBI Roundtable

  • The Chair organisation will also preside over roundtables and with the Research Partner, steer the discussions there to achieve our objectives
  • Each roundtable discussion will have not more than 25 discussants from various stakeholder groups. However, Sector Chair can open for observers to not more than 50 pax in total
  • Research Partners will be tasked with moderating their sector roundtable
  • The feedback from the stakeholders and discussants will be compiled by the Research Partner and form the basis of Deliverable 3, the LTBI Report

Deliverable 3: LTBI Report

  • The Chair organisation will also preside over roundtables and with the Research Partner, steer the discussions there to achieve our objectives
  • Each roundtable discussion will have not more than 25 discussants from various stakeholder groups. However, Sector Chair can open for observers to not more than 50 pax in total
  • Research Partners will be tasked with moderating their sector roundtable
  • The feedback from the stakeholders and discussants will be compiled by the Research Partner and form the basis of Deliverable 3, the LTBI Report

Deliverable 4: Finding Socialisation

ABC will be using the findings of LTB reports to push for policy advocacy through various channels:

  • Electronic distribution of reports to key stakeholders
  • Engagement with ASEAN Bodies to provide key recommendations
  • Research Partners will be tasked with moderating their sector roundtable
  • Channel through to reports leaders through ASEAN Business Advisory Council or other related avenues

 

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05 | ABOUT THE ORGANISERS


 
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  • A fully private sector driven initiative of ASEAN’s leading businesses coming together to support economic integration while providing a platform for networking
  • Representing every key sector, ABC is a voluntary effort by business leaders committed to the region we call home
  • Grows the regional networks and serves as a forum for knowledge-sharing and advocacy
  • A powerful platform for ASEAN’s businesses to engage with global and regional leaders. ABC’s vision is ASEAN: open for business
 

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  • First independent, transnational research institute dedicated solely to the advancement and acceleration of the ASEAN integration agenda
  • Pursues research and promotes thought leadership in support of an ASEAN Community
  • Seeks pragmatic solutions and policy recommendations to address challenges in ASEAN integration and connectivity
  • Established in 2011 as a member of CIMB Group