Friday, November 8, 2019 (9 AM - 12 PM)

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SwedCham and the Embassy of Sweden in Singapore invite you to an informative session on the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement. It aims to provide an overview on what implications and opportunities the FTA will bring to Swedish companies in the region. Additionally, this seminar will give companies a better understanding of the specific benefits, and how to take advantage of them, for trade in goods and services in key industries between EU and Singapore.


On 19 October 2018, the European Union (EU) and Singapore signed the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA). As the first FTA signed between the EU and an ASEAN country, the agreement serves as a pathfinder to an eventual EU-ASEAN FTA that will increase trade and investments between the two regions. Once entered into force, the EUSFTA will provide EU and Singapore companies with more opportunities and preferential and improved market access for products and services across many sectors. Furthermore, the EUSFTA contains provisions relating to the elimination of non-tariff barriers, customs and trade facilitation, sustainable development, competition, public procurement and intellectual property.

(Detailed agenda will follow shortly)

Speakers include:

Magnus Rydén, Deputy Director General for Trade, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Sweden

Bruno Julien-Malvy, Head of the Trade and Economic Section, EU Delegation to Singapore

Jean-Pierre De Meerleer Sanchez, Trade Policy Officer, EU Delegation to Singapore

Deborah Elms, Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre (ATC)