ASEAN national authorities are also traditionally reluctant to share or cede sovereignty to the authorities of other ASEAN members (although ASEAN trade ministries regularly conduct cross-border visits to conduct on-site checks as part of anti-dumping investigations). Unlike the EU or NAFTA, joint teams to ensure compliance and control of violations have not been widely used. Instead, ASEAN national authorities must rely on the verification and analysis of other ASEAN national authorities to determine whether AFTA`s measures, such as the rule of origin, are being complied with. Differences of opinion may arise between national authorities. Again, the ASEAN secretariat can help resolve a dispute, but it has no right to resolve it. From the point of view of the trade corridor between Europe and Singapore, total trade in goods between Singapore and the EU has increased by 30% since 2006. create a legal framework that will ensure the free movement of goods in the region to create an internal market and production base by 2015. The review and improvement of the CEPT system was one of the most important measures identified under the 2015 AEC for the creation of a free flow of goods in the region. The CEPT system was then replaced by the new agreement, namely as an ASEAN Trade Agreement (ATIGA) in 2010. ASEAN has a similar free trade agreement with India, which is being phased in and is reducing tariffs to 90% of all goods traded between ASEAN and India. In 2016, import and export duties on more than 4,000 products will be abolished. This will have a similar effect to that of the free trade agreement with China, as it opens the Indian consumer market to ASEAN manufactured goods.
Indeed, India has a considerable middle-class consumer market in its own right of about 250 million, although it is not expected to grow as rapidly in the short term as China. The ASEAN-India free trade agreement will also be extended to services, discussions are already at an advanced stage and a conclusion is expected before the end of the year. For more details on the ASEAN-India Free Trade Agreement, click here. With effect as of 1 January 2010, Malaysia is a comprehensive free trade area with five other ASEAN member states (Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand). These countries have eliminated import tariffs on 99% of the products on the inclusion list (with the exception of products on sensitive and highly sensitive lists).