ASEAN digital integration framework

Strategies and Action Plans

The document establishes the ASEAN digital integration framework, as digital integration ‘is a critical enabler for harnessing the scale of ASEAN as a region, enabling ASEAN to compete more effectively in the global economy, and bridging the digital divide to create a more inclusive ASEAN region’. For the sake of digital integration, the document identifies six priority areas ‘to address the critical barriers and accelerate existing ASEAN platforms and plans to realise digital integration’:

1. Facilitate seamless trade.

2. Protect data while supporting digital trade and innovation

3. Enable seamless digital payments.

4. Broaden digital talent base.

5. Foster entrepreneurship

6. Coordinate actions.