Mention the Asean Economic Community or AEC, and most Thais still believe that come 2015, when it starts, Thailand will open its door to trade and services in the Asean region without any barriers and with labour moving freely about.
This is one of several major misunderstandings about AEC that need to be dispelled.
t the Thailand Development Research Institute's (TDRI) year-end conference in November last year, we pointed out the AEC myths and countered them with facts and research. If we are going to meet the challenge of sorting out the AEC effectively, we need to start with facts, not fiction.
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