We wanted to know how local governments viewed an agreement between ASEAN countries on tidal pollution, ratified by Indonesia two years ago. Forest and land fires in Indonesia were the main factors that prompted ASEAN countries to form the health accord. At the ministerial meeting held in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, in April 1998, ASEAN members blamed Indonesia for its land evacuation activities. As a result of the discord between the two ministries, two years after Indonesia ratified the agreement, local administrations are still unaware. If Indonesia maintains its non-compliant behavior, the regional community will continue to blame Indonesia for Southeast Asia`s duel problems. Previously, Indonesia`s non-ratification delayed the establishment of the ASEAN Coordination Centre for Haze What`s in the agreement? What part of the dunste does it regulate? Are there provisions that contain economic or other means? Transboundary haze pollution (THP) is a serious ecological and economic problem of international importance. In 2006, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) reported that between 1997 and 2002, dunstepisodes accounted for about 40% of total GLOBAL CO2 emissions, at more than 400 million tonnes.  The Asian Development Bank estimated that the 1997-1998 episode cost Indonesia up to $9.4 billion, while Singapore suffered damages of about $263 million, mainly in terms of lost tourism revenues.