The progress towards realizing the East Asian Vision will depend on the pace of ASEAN’s own economic integration.

This paper examines the developments of three separate FTAs between ASEAN and the +3 countries. It is still unclear how these separate FTAs will be amalgamated into an EAFTA, and whether that can happen before 2020. This paper argues that much will depend on the pace of ASEANs own economic integration. The likely alternative is that China will become the main driver of the process.