INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE: 2013 ASEAN BAC SURVEY ON ASEAN COMPETITIVENESS

Dear Businesses,

Greetings from the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN BAC) Secretariat in Jakarta, Indonesia!

We are happy to inform that the ASEAN BAC will be conducting our third wave of the ‘ASEAN BAC Survey on ASEAN Competitiveness’. The survey aims to collate business sentiments towards the attractiveness of
ASEAN to trade and investments, and the effectiveness of ASEAN policy initiatives to forge closer economic integration.

The ASEAN BAC, which comprises three business leaders from each ASEAN economy, was formed in 2003 by the ASEAN Leaders to provide private sector feedback on ASEAN economic cooperation. ASEAN has set a goal to
form an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by the end of 2015, which will establish ASEAN as a single market and production base. The views of the business community in ASEAN gathered through the 2013 Survey would
assist policy makers to prioritise policy measures that would enhance the region¡¦s competitiveness and facilitate the conduct of business.

As we intend to conduct the survey via Skype or phone interview, we would appreciate it if you could express your interest to participate in the survey by providing us with your contact details at
www.surveymonkey.com/s/participateinaseansurvey2013. Our interviewer will then contact you at your preferred date and time to conduct the survey. As an added service, you can now choose to be interviewed in any of the national languages of ASEAN countries.

To encourage your participation, we will conduct a lucky draw of all survey respondents at the close of the survey period. The winner will be announced on the ASEAN BAC website and will receive a Samsung
Galaxy S4 mobile phone. We will also acknowledge your company in the list of respondents in our printed survey report if you allow us to do so.

Should you have any questions pertaining to this survey, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Andre Wirjo at sppandre@nus.edu.sg or contact the ASEAN BAC Secretariat at aseanbac@asean.org.

Thank you and we look forward to your participation!

Best regards,

RUBEN I HATTARI
Executive Director
ASEAN Business Advisory Council
70 A, Jl. Sisingamangaraja
Jakarta 12110, Indonesia
Tel: + 6221 726 2991 ext 491 | 722 0705 (DL)
Fax: + 6221 739 8234 | 722 0539 (DL)
Email: ruben.aseanbac@asean.org
Websites: www.asean-bac.org | www.asean-bis.com