|On 26 October 2002 the
United States announced the creation of the
Enterprise for ASEAN initiative, which offers
the prospect for bilateral free trade agreements
with ASEAN members that are WTO members and have a
bilateral TIFA with the United States. The ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)
countries include Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia,
Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines,
Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
On 25 August 2006, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the United States and the
ASEAN countries signed a regional Trade and
Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA).