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Regional Cooperation in Automotive Industry in Southeast Asian Countries (ASEAN)

Member of IATO (SAE-Indonesia)-Hadi S. Topobroto
Published 1981-11-01 by SAE International in United States
The five Asean countries have confirmed their political will for regional economic cooperation. The governments and the private sectors as well have endeavoured for the materialization of cooperation in industry.- For this purpose several agencies and organizations were established.In the field of automotive industry the initiative was undertaken by the A.A.F. (Asean Automotive Federation). Several obstacles were met, for some difficulties certain solutions were to be formulated. Joint proposals from the private sector were discussed and endorsed by government agencies concerned.At present the waiting is for the first and second “package for complementation”, how to facilitate and how to put into effect, how to implement in detail.
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Regional Automotive Industrial Complementation an Impossible Utopia for South-East Asia?

IATO (SAE - Indonesia)-Hadi S. Topobroto
  • Technical Paper
  • 871163
Published 1800-01-01 by SAE Australasia in Australia
Despite restless efforts of the five Asean countries, regional complementation in the automotive industry in southeast Asia has not been materialized in the full economical as technological sense. Question marks as faced as reality are : (a) has a failure to be honestly admitted?, (b) has technological handicap been a barrier?, (c) are economical/industrial factors more overweighing in the whole picture ?, and (d) is there real seriousness in the desire for regional complementation ?. This paper will discuss the above questions, based on information gathered from interview of automotive engineering circles in Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia.