Event Info:

  • Thu 21 January, 2021
  • 14:30 - 16:30
  • Supported by EuroCham


European Chamber of Commerce Myanmar in collaboration the European Business Organisation Worldwide Network (EBOWWN) is organising a webinar on the RCEP.

The RCEP is a free trade agreement (FTA) that was signed on 15 November 2020 between the 10 ASEAN Members, its dialogue partners Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand, and is an important milestone in the regional economic integration.

Companies that are located in the RCEP-region can leverage on this FTA and benefit from the preferential market access provided.

Learn how our experts on the ground evaluate the key achievements and limitations of the RCEP. They will also discuss the impact the trade deal will likely have on supply chains and trade volumes across Asia.

Our expert speakers will be representing:

-          Australia: The European Australian Business Council (EABC) 

-          Cambodia: European Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia

-          China: European Chamber of Commerce in China

-          Indonesia: European Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia

-          Japan: European Business Council (Japan)

-          Laos: European Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Lao PDR

-          Malaysia: European Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia

-          Myanmar: European Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar

-          the Philippines: European Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines

-          Singapore: European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore

-          Korea: European Chamber of Commerce in Korea

-          Thailand: European Association for Business and Commerce in Thailand

-          Vietnam: European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam


Meet the speakers:


Introduction Presentation


Deborah Elms

Dr Deborah Elms is the Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre (ATC). She is Vice Chair of the Advisory Board for the Asia Business Trade Association (ABTA), Co-Chair of the Trade Policy Committee of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), and also a senior fellow in the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Trade Academy.

Previously, Dr Elms was head of the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations (TFCTN) and Senior Fellow of International Political Economy at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Dr. Elms received a PhD in political science from the University of Washington, a MA in international relations from the University of Southern California, and bachelor’s degrees from Boston University. Dr Elms publishes the Talking Trade Blog.


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