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SMEs role plays important role in economic development of Southeast Asia countries, in particular in the realization of the ASEAN Economic Integration 2015, which is intended to rapid- and properly increase their deeper integration and competitive power position. For this reason, SMEs needs to begin with international standards or parameter in their production process, suitably with ASEAN market that will be implemented in 2015. This essay is produced from a research conducted to recognize challenges facing by the country’s SMEs in the process of its internationalization in the region. The research used a qualitative method, with which data gathering conducted through in-depth-interview, observation, and document analysis. Its findings reveal that the government supports still have not yet been able to hugely facilitate the process of the internationalization.


smes; small scale industries; asean integration; mea 2015

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