On 27 March 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam during the 36th ASEAN BAC Council Meeting, the Council agreed in-principle to the establishment of ASEAN Trade and Investment Centres (ATIC) to tackle issues that are currently faced by SMEs in the region and to boost intra-ASEAN trade.

ASEAN-BAC envisioned that ATIC will eventually be established in all ASEAN Member States and will be closely linked to existing national level SME development centres.

Chart of ATIC Background