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Webinar – Two Years of implementation of the EU-Singapore FTA: Key achievements and forward-looking cooperation

Date: Thursday, 17th March 2022
Time: 4-5:30
Location: ONLINE

The landmark EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) came into force more than two years ago, on 21 November 2019, providing a comprehensive framework for EU-Singapore economic and trade relations. The EUSFTA enhances market access for companies doing business between the EU and Singapore, addressing a wide range of trade and investment related matters in areas such as trade in goods and services, government procurement, intellectual property rights, customs, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, and trade and sustainable development. In December 2021, the First EU-Singapore Trade Committee took place in Brussels to review the implementation of the EUSFTA and discuss new areas of cooperation, notably with a view to advancing towards a comprehensive EU-Singapore digital partnership.

This webinar looks at some of the key successes of the EUSFTA in enabling and facilitating trade and investment between the EU and Singapore. Representatives from the EU, Singapore Government and businesses from both sides will share insights and perspectives on trade between the EU and Singapore, discuss some of the highlights and areas in which the EUSFTA has achieved benefits for both EU and Singapore businesses, and reflect on prospects for progressive cooperation.

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Singapore Time   Agenda
4.00 – 4.10 pm   Welcome Address and Opening Remarks

H.E. Iwona PIÓRKO, European Union Ambassador to Singapore

H.E. LIM Hong Huai, Singapore Ambassador to the EU

4.10 – 4.30 pm   Keynotes

Speakers:

»         Mr CHUA Shun Loong, Director, North America and Europe, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore

»         Mr Christophe KIENER, Head of Unit, South and South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, DG TRADE, European Commission

4.30 – 5.00 pm   Moderated Discussion: Perspectives on EU-Singapore Trade and Investment and the Role of Digital Transformation for a Resilient Post-Pandemic Economic Recovery

Speakers:

»         Mr Federico DONATO, President, EuroCham Singapore

»         Mr Jason LEE, Director, International Policy & Engagement, Global Division 1, Singapore Business Federation

 

Moderator:

Ms Geraldine EMBERGER, Adviser on FTA Implementation Coherence, DG TRADE, European Commission

5.00 – 5.25 pm   Moderated Discussion: Key Achievements of the EU-Singapore FTA

Speakers:

»         Mr Pascal KERNEIS, Chair of the EU Domestic Advisory Group under the EUSFTA and Managing Director of the European Services Forum

»         Mr Alberto RIBEIRO DE ALMEIDA, Head of the Legal Department of Port and Douro Wines Institute (IVDP)

»         SG company (TBC)

Moderator:

Ms Geraldine EMBERGER, Adviser on FTA Implementation Coherence, DG TRADE, European Commission

5.25 – 5.30 pm   Conclusions & Takeaways

Ms Justyna LASIK, Head of Economic and Trade Section, EU Delegation to Singapore