The ASEAN Comprehensive Investment Agreement: The Regionalisation of Laws and Policy on Foreign Investment

By Julien Chaisse & Sufian Jusoh, Published by Edward Elgar, 2016

International investment law is one of the fastest growing areas of international economic law and policy which increasingly rely on large membership investment treaties such as the Association of Southeast Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) Comprehensive Investment Agreement (ACIA). This book examines the role of this specific international treaty on investment and situates it in the wider global trend towards the regionalisation of laws and policy on foreign investment. According to the authors, collective commitment to a common standard contributes to depoliticise any potential conflict between individual investors and host states, making the agreement particularly crucial to discussions involving ASEAN Member States and between ASEAN and Dialogue Partners as well as to investment decisions including investment liberalisation and investment facilitation. Available at