How can businesses leverage Free Trade Agreements to boost export competitiveness?
In keeping pace with the ever-evolving international trade landscape, Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have become the framework of prosperity for countries. These agreements open up trade opportunities for businesses to benefit from the reduction and elimination of tariff and quotas. They also address behind-the-border barriers that impede the flow of goods and services between parties.
As a global trading hub, Singapore’s extensive network of 24 Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) and Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) help companies access overseas market opportunities with FTA partner countries. With this, it’s increasingly important for businesses to be adept at using FTAs to boost export competitiveness and identify new growth opportunities.
Friday 28 June 2019
9.30AM – 1.15PM
230 Victoria Street, Level 10
Bugis Junction Office Tower
Places are available on a first come first serve basis. Kindly email Priyanka Satapathy, Communications & Events Manager at Priyanka.Satapathy@iccacademy.com.sg to register.
• Singapore as a global trading hub and the scope of Free Trade Agreements for businesses
• ICC Academy’s Certificate demo of its recently launched Free Trade Agreement Certificate
•Discussion highlights include rules-based system in FTAs; how services, investments, Government Procurement Agreement and Intellectual Property have created a more transparent environment for businesses; and how FTAs fill in the gaps in multi-lateral trading environment
9.30 – 10.00
Daniel Kok, General Manager, ICC Academy
10.00 – 10.10
Satvinder Singh, Assistant Chief Executive Officer, Enterprise Singapore
10.10 – 10.20
Thomas Paris, Director of Production, ICC Academy
10.20 – 10.35
How can businesses leverage on FTA to boost export competitiveness and reduce cost?
Maler Vilee, Course Author and Principal Trainer, Globalab
Boon Ho Toh, Deputy Director, Enterprise Singapore
Melissa H Quek, Senior Manager, PwC
Joanne Guo, Asst Executive Director, Strategy and Development, Singapore Business Federation
Danny Xu Xiaodong, Director, Puen Trading
Priscilla Ng, Market Development Manager, Tee Yih Jia Food Manufacturing
Discussion topics to include:
• The global trading hub Singapore, why FTAs are so important for businesses here?
• Has a rules-based system in FTAs reduced business costs for companies?
• FTAs are beyond trade – Discussion on how services, investments, Government Procurement Agreement and Intellectual Property have created a more transparent environment for businesses.
•Discussion on how FTAs fill in the gaps in multi-lateral trading environment.
•Why is it important for businesses to be adept at using FTAs? Importance of the FTA certification.
Open the floor for questions
Networking and Lunch
Who Should Attend:
Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Corporate (Business development executives and sales, procurement, trade compliance, legal, and audit/taxation)
Trade & Logistics (Supply chain and manufacturing, logistics service providers, forwarders, customs brokers, carriers, insurers, as well as trade consultants)
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