Asean Mutual Recognition Agreements

2.5 The host country refers to the ASEAN Member State in which a practising public accountant from another ASEAN Member State requests recognition of an activity; A ECA applying for recognition must meet the experience requirements established by the host country. REAFFIRMING its obligations under the World Trade Organization Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade and noting that the Agreement encourages the Parties to enter into negotiations with a view to concluding an Agreement on the Mutual Recognition of the Results of each Other`s Conformity Assessment, and that ASEAN is expected to conclude next month a Pact of Mutual Recognition Agreements (MRAs) for automobiles and construction and Close building materials to reduce production costs and promote exchanges between members. Governments and non-state actors around the world have signed MUTUAL Recognition Arrangements, but while most share the goals of streamlining the recognition of foreign workers` qualifications and promoting labour mobility, MRIs vary widely. Implementation challenges in the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, as well as Europe, provide lessons for Asian policymakers who wish to operate the Association of South Asian Nations (ASEAN) AMRs. 4.2.2 Follow the professional practices of the AAA, which has obtained recognition of the practice of accounting services in the host country; 2.1 Accounting services cover activities falling under the Central Product Classification (`CPC`) 862 of the United Nations Provisional CPC, as well as other accounting services or services under an accounting service provider the inclusion of which is mutually agreed between or between ASEAN Member States that negotiate bilateral or multilateral MRAs for accounting services; 2. Sectoral MRAs may contain a declaration or agreement on the mutual recognition of technical standards or regulations or on the mutual recognition of the equivalence of such technical standards or regulations. SARs are agreements between two or more parties to recognize or accept some or all aspects of each other`s conformity assessment results. 1. Member States shall, at the written request of another Member State, consult with a view to finding a rapid, fair and mutually satisfactory solution if that Member State considers that ASEAN Member States recognise that training, licensing, proof of competence and experience may be the most important elements to be taken into account in the granting of mutual recognition. This Convention or measures taken under this Agreement shall not affect the rights and obligations of contracting Member States under existing international agreements or conventions to which it is also affiliated.

Mutual recognition approaches implemented in the United States, the Asia-Pacific region, and Europe provide lessons for policymakers interested in operating ASEAN mutual recognition agreements. 7.1 THE ASEAN Member States shall at all times endeavour to agree on the interpretation and application of this MAiD framework and shall make every effort to find a satisfactory solution for both parties to all matters which may affect the implementation of this MRA framework. 7. All sectoral MRAs shall be multilateral agreements in which all Member States are encouraged to participate. Having regard to Article I(3) of the 28th Framework Agreement for the Strengthening of ASEAN Economic Cooperation, signed in Singapore on 1 January 1992, two or more Member States may, however, act first if other Member States are not willing to participate in the sectoral MRA. . . .