Dialogue 5: Why are RCEP & CPTPP trade agreements quickly becoming a must join club in APAC?

24nov10:00 am11:30 amDialogue 5: Why are RCEP & CPTPP trade agreements quickly becoming a must join club in APAC?

Event Details

Wednesday 24th November 2021        

TIME: 10.00-11.30 Singapore/Hong Kong time

WHERE: On Zoom Webinar: Click link to register & join Session 5.

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Amidst global intensification of trade protectionism and increasing doubts about free trade, the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement by 15 Asia-Pacific nations, including China and Japan, that comes into force January 2022 has important significance, Hong Kong recently announced they are applying to join. Another trade agreement of significance is The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). This also is quickly becoming a race by several countries to join as well with China and Taiwan both recently made their public intentions known to apply as has the UK & Thailand.  Economic gains from participating in both the CPTPP and RCEP applies in particular to China, Australia, Brunei, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore and Vietnam. Despite what many say are welcomed developments, geopolitics will ultimately be a hurdle one must overcome as well. We gather the experts to look ahead as both these trade agreements and other regional FTA’s as they come into effect. Who will be the big winners and potential losers? We also will hear about the importance of facilitating SME’s through the latest trade finance solutions.


Siddharth Poddar Chief Editor & MD at Stonebench & Unravel (Singapore)


Dr. Yu Hong Senior Research Fellow, East Asian Institute (Singapore)

Pamela Mar Executive Vice President, Knowledge and Applications, Fung Academy (Hong Kong, China)

Professor Evodio Kaltenecker Assistant Professor of International Business Technology of Monterray (Mexico)

Robert Koepp Founder and CEO of Geoeconomix (California, USA)

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