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On the 21st of October, the Regional Trade Committee will be meeting.

The theme of the meeting will be ‘What to Expect in practice from the Megatrends in International Trade: the AEC, the TPP, the RCEP, and the TFA’.

This meeting will feature a presentation by Ms. Deborah Elms, Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre in Singapore. Mr. Raffaele Quarto will then offer his insights and perspective under his capacity of Head of the Economic and Trade section at the EU Delegation to Singapore.

The presentations will be followed by Q&A and discussion with our members.

 Deborah Elms





Deborah ELMS is Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre in Singapore. The Asian Trade Centre works with governments and businesses to create better trade policy for Asia.

She is also a senior fellow in the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Trade Academy. Previously, she 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. Her research interests are negotiations and decision making, and her current research involves the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), and ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) negotiations and global value chains. She has provided consulting on a range of trade issues to governments including the United Arab Emirates, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Taiwan, and 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.







raffaele quarto

Mr Raffaele Quarto is currently Head of the Economic and Trade section at the EU Delegation to Singapore.
Before this, he was Trade Policy Coordinator in the Directorate General for Trade in Brussels, where he was responsible for trade and investment relations with Indonesia, Brunei and East Timor. He also covered ASEAN regional matters, in particular the EU-ASEAN Business Summits.
An experienced trade official with a strong background in Asian matters, Mr Quarto has also been posted at the EU Delegation in Indonesia (from 2001 to 2005) and in South Korea (from 2005 to 2009) as the Head of the Economic and Trade section.  His experience at the Commission has been completed by a stint at the European statistics office, dealing with international trade statistics, and a four year period as Economist at the Chief Economist Unit of DG Trade between 1997 and 2001.

This meeting is for EuroCham Members only.

Should you be interested in attending, please contact the Committees and Membership Manager, Mr Yiannis Korkovelos at yiannis.korkovelos@eurocham.org.sg