The BOI developed the ASEAN Supporting Industry Database (ASID) on behalf of ASEAN as part of that organization's efforts to increase awareness of supporting industries in member countries.
A free service, ASID contains information about more than 17,000 supporting industry companies in 2007.
ASID serves as a regional "Yellow Pages," through which businessmen can shop for cost-effective products that meet their company's needs. They can compare designs and specifications and view catalogues online, thereby enabling them to make informed sourcing decisions.
ASID also offers ASEAN manufacturers the opportunity to be marketed not only within the region, but throughout the world, as ASID is online, enabling potential customers to access their information around-the-clock.