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AusAID Public Sector Linkage Program 2013-2015

Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade (DFAT)
Ministry of Cooperatives and SME Resources, Republic of Indonesia
Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao People's Democratic Republic
Ministry of Industry and Trade, Socialist Republic of Vietnam
Ministry of Industry, Mines and Energy, Cambodia
Perbadanan Nasional Berhad, Malaysia

Country and Regional Initiatives for SME Franchise Policy Formulation and Franchise Development in ASEAN

Prof Andrew Terry

Business Law

Project Summary

The Activity objective is to support and encourage the orderly development of franchising, thereby promoting the growth of SMEs in Burma, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia. Specifically, the Activity aims to: 1) develop appropriate policy measures to encourage SME franchise development within the specified ASEAN countries; 2) develop guidelines to encourage inter-ASEAN franchising through a regional strategy; and 3) build capabilities within each of the specified ASEAN countries to support the institutional, regulatory, financial and operational frameworks necessary to promote, develop and sustain intra- and inter-country franchising.