The original article appeared on Eco-Business.
25 February 2016
By Jean Chua
The Asean Economic Community (AEC) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), two of the most important trade deals signed by Southeast Asia, have the potential to change the way business is conducted in the region and help stamp out corruption.
As an expert on ethics and compliance practices, Leas Bachatene, chief executive officer of ethiXbase, believes that it is in the interest of companies in the region to up their game so that they can attract more investments and maximize the benefits of both the AEC and the TPP.
The AEC, established by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) in November last year, unites the region as a single market of 630 million people and combined GDP of US$2.5 trillion.
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