In this CPI issue, we look at emergent issues and antitrust perspective in ASEAN jurisdictions, ably organized and managed by Guest Editor Ian McEwin. Southeast Asia is a region of considerable ethnic differences, levels of economic development, regime types (although all are authoritarian), state administrative capacity, and general institutional development. In creating a new economic union, all 10 ASEAN member states agreed to have competition laws in place by the end of 2015. In this special issue, we at some relatively very young competition regimes of ASEAN countries such as Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar and also look at more established competition regimes of Singapore and Thailand. There are causes of concerns as well as reasons to hope and believe that competition regime will eventually take firm roots in the ASEAN soil.
As always, thank you to our great panel of authors.