31 March 2021
Ministry of Finance
The amended Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM)
- The amended Chiang Mai Initiative Multilateralisation (CMIM) Agreement, which is a regional financing arrangement among the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the ASEAN Members States, China, Japan and Korea (ASEAN+3) and the Monetary Authority of Hong Kong, China, came into effect on 31 March 2021. The amendment had been agreed upon at the ASEAN+3 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ meeting in September 2020.
- Key points of the amendment to strengthen the CMIM are as follows.
- To increase the IMF De-linked Portion from 30% to 40% of each member’s maximum arrangement amount.
- To institutionalize the use of member countries’ local currencies for the CMIM financing along with US dollar, on a voluntary and demand-driven basis,; and
- To address other technical issues including revisions related to LIBOR reform.
- This amendment will strengthen the CMIM, which stands at the center of the regional financial safety net of the ASEAN+3.
(Attachment) Key Points of the amendment of the CMIM Agreement and the Operational Guidelines