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ASEAN countries are moving to adopt Good Regulation Practices (GRP) joining the mainstream of global governance, embedding an evidence-based style of decision making into administrative and political processes. In 2019, the ASEAN Governing Body representing the 10 State Member endorsed the ASEAN Guidelines on Good Regulatory Practices (GRP). This document intends to help all State Members to improve their regulatory practices when developing World Trade Organization technical regulations[1]  As a driver for the Guidelines implementation the ASEAN Consultative Committee on Standards and Quality (ACCSQ) asked in May 2020 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and Jacobs, Cordova & Associates (JC&A) to launch a two-year initiative with two components:

  1. Undertake a survey of the Member State adoption of the best practices signaled in the Guidelines by all ASEAN regulators. This stock taking will establish a baseline which will help countries and ASEAN as a group to monitor progress in adopting the Guidelines and detect regional innovations and good practices.
  2. Organize a series of capacity building events to introduce and promote the GRP Guidelines in ASEAN developing countries and, for some of the, provide additional advice on its implementation.

Funded by the Asian Development Bank , 2020–2021.

[1] https://asean.org/storage/2017/09/ASEAN-Guidelines-on-Good-Regulatory-Practices2.pdf