The free trade agreement reduced tariffs on 7,881 product categories, or 90% of imported goods to zero.  This reduction entered into force in China and the six original ASEAN members, Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The other four countries are expected to follow in 2015.  In line with the current regional and global economic landscape, on 22 November 2015, 27 November 2015, the Protocol amending the Framework Agreement for Comprehensive Economic Cooperation between ASEAN and China was signed. The modernization of THE ACFTA aims to streamline and further improve economic cooperation, including amendments to the Agreement on Trade in Goods, Services, Investment and Economic and Technical Cooperation (ECOTECH). Regardless of this, China signed a bilateral free trade agreement with ASEAN member Singapore in October 2008. : Hassanal Bolkiah (Sultan of Brunei Darussalam), Hun Sen (Prime Minister of Cambodia), Megawati Soekarnoputri (President of Indonesia), Bounnhang Vorachith (Prime Minister of Laos), Mahathir ben Mohamad (Prime Minister of Malaysia), Than Shwe (Prime Minister of Burma), Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo (President of the Philippines), Goh Chok Tong (Prime Minister of Singapore), Thaksin Shinawatra (Prime Minister of Thailand), Phan Văn Khải (Prime Minister of Vietnam), Zhu Rongji (P) Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State Council of the People`s Republic of China).   ASEAN members have a total population of more than 650 million. Indonesia accounts for more than 40 per cent of the region`s population and the population has been the most opposed to the agreement.   A year later, a framework agreement was signed for the draft free trade agreement. . . .