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"On 8 August 1967, five leaders - the Foreign Ministers of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand - sat down together in the main hall of the Department of Foreign Affairs building in Bangkok, Thailand and signed a document. By virtue of that document, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) was born."
Originally, it was planned that the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) would start on 01 Jan 2015 but they realised that there was no way that was going to happen, so they moved the start date to 31 Dec 2015.
Yes, very clever... the AEC will still begin in 2015 but just 364 days later.
The AEC is based on the European Economic Community (EEC), the forerunner to the European Union (EU).
You can read what they've got planned so far in the link below. It's a PDF but not too long: