Both the creation of trades and the diversion of trade are decisive consequences for the creation of a free trade area. The creation of trade will result in a shift in consumption from a cost producer to a low-cost producer, which will lead to an expansion of trade. On the other hand, trade diversion will have the effect of shifting trade from a low-priced producer out of the zone to a more expensive one within the zone.  Such offshoring will not benefit consumers within the free trade area, which will be deprived of the opportunity to buy cheaper imported products. However, economists note that trade diversion does not always harm the overall national well-being: it can even improve national well-being as a whole if the volume of misappropriated trade is low.  After the first six signatories met their target by 2010, the CLMV countries (Cambodia, PDR Laonais, Myanmar, Vietnam) pursued the same customs policy, with the same goal to be achieved by 2015.  In 2010, the ASEAN-China Free Trade Area became the largest free trade area in terms of population and the third largest in nominal GDP. It was also the third volume of trade after the European Economic Area and the North American Free Trade Area.   On 1 January 2010, the average tariff on Chinese products sold in ASEAN countries increased from 12.8% to 0.6% until the remaining ASEAN members implemented the free trade area. Meanwhile, the average tariff rate on ASEAN products sold in China increased from 9.8% to 0.1%.  Up to 2015, ASEAN`s total merchandise trade with China reached $346.5 billion (15.2% of ASEAN trade), and ACFTA accelerated growth in Chinese direct investment and trade cooperation.  In 2016, the Electronic Frontier Foundation described RCEP`s first draft intellectual property provisions as “simply the worst copyright provisions ever seen in a trade agreement.”  Unlike the EU, THE AFTA does not apply common external tariffs to imported products. Any ASEAN member may impose tariffs on goods arriving from outside ASEAN on the basis of their national flight plans.
However, for products originating in ASEAN, ASEAN members apply a fee of 0 to 5% (younger members from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam, also known as CMLV countries, have been given additional time for the introduction of reduced tariffs). This is called the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT). ASEAN has been recognized by many as one of the most influential organizations in the world and a set of global forces.   The organization plays a leading role in regional and international diplomacy, politics, security, economy and trade.           1]   The ASEAN Free Trade Area is also one of the largest and most important free trade zones in the world and, with its network of dialogue partners, has some of the world`s largest multilateral forums and blocs, including APEC, EAS and RCEP, As far as I have been          The ASEAN Summit is one of the the world`s leading political, economic and security meetings and is a leading regional conference (Asia) and international (global) where heads of state and government from around the world will participate in summits and meetings to discuss various global issues and issues, strengthen cooperation and make decisions.  The group has become ASEAN Plus Six along with Australia, New Zealand and India and is the linchpin of the economic, political, security, socio-cultural and global economy in the Asia-Pacific region.     The codification of relations between these countries has progressed through the development of the Comprehensive Regional Economic Partnership, a proposed free trade agreement with the participation of the 16 ASEAN Plus Six countries. The RCEP would, in part, allow members to protect local areas and allow more time to achieve the goal of