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On the 7th of July, the Regional Trade Committee will be meeting.
Our guest speaker Chris Humphrey, Executive Director of the EU-ASEAN Business Council will be presenting on the ASEAN Economic Community and the findings of Non-Tariff Barriers hindering taxation and trade across the region. The findings encompass trade barriers faced by a variety of industries such as food & beverage, electronics, logistics, manufacturing, mining, semiconductors and telecommunications.

Mr. Humphrey will also be presenting about the present state of the AEC, followed by a discussion on the post-2015 agenda, as well as discussing about what the ASEAN Business Advisory Council has been working on as a response from the private sector. Particular focus will be on Human Capital and Non-Tariff Barriers. The Committee will also provide updates on the Market Access paper that was the successful publishing of an industry study of companies with operations in Singapore and the region.

About the speaker
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Chris Humphrey is the Executive Director of the EU-ASEAN Business Council with more than a decade of experience running business units throughout Asia, and over 20 years of experience of either working for or dealing with Governments and regulatory authorities.

Chris began his varied professional career as a UK Civil Servant where, amongst other things, he was a Private Secretary to a Minister and an Air Services Trade Negotiator covering the Asia Pacific Region. After leaving Government, he moved to the private sector working mainly in China and Hong Kong. More recently he has been acting as a consultant assisting start-ups in Asia with their business and corporate development before joining the EU-ASEAN Business Council in June 2014.

This meeting is for EuroCham Members only.

About the Regional Trade Committee

The Regional Trade Committee aims to represent the interests of the European business community in promoting trade between Europe on the one hand and Singapore and ASEAN on the other. It covers all matters in relation to trade in goods and services between the EU and ASEAN, including those matters of intra-ASEAN trade that impact EU businesses. Particular focus will be on tariffs, non-tariff barriers, customs procedures, and the regulatory environment.

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about this event and how you can participate, please contact the Committees and Membership Manager, Mr. Yiannis Korkovelos at yiannis.korkovelos@eurocham.org.sg