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East Asia Business Council (EABC) Malaysia Webinar on Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): Trade Tool for Business Recovery in East Asia
After eight years of negotiation, 15 countries came together on November 15, 2020 to sign RCEP - the world’s largest free trade agreement (FTA) which covers approximately 30 percent of world GDP and almost 30 percent of the global population. This agreement is unprecedented in scale, scope and potential impact, both in Asia Pacific and globally.

The opening-up layout of such an FTA network is beneficial to the Malaysian economy and also creates more growth and employment
opportunities for countries across the region, especially at this challenging time.

In this regard the East Asia Business Council (EABC) Malaysia chapter is pleased to bring together both public and private sector trade experts at this webinar to discuss:
⚫ RCEP rules and operating mechanisms;
⚫Benefits of RCEP to Malaysian SMEs and MNCs;
⚫Global supply chain opportunities of RCEP;
⚫How RCEP compares to Malaysia’s existing regional multilateral and bilateral agreements; and
⚫How your business can plan for the implementation of RCEP

Programme
10:00AM Welcome Remarks by Tan Sri Azman Hashim, Chairman of EABC Malaysia Chapter

10:10AM Keynote Address by YB Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Bin Ali, Senior Minister and Minister of International Trade & Industry

10:25AM Navigating RCEP: How Malaysian Businesses Can Benefit from the Regional Trade Agreement by Mr Hairil Yahri Yaacob, Deputy Secretary General (Trade), Ministry of International Trade & Industry
11:00AM Panel Discussion: Why RCEP matters to your businesses?
Moderator: Datuk Seri Iqbal, EABC Malaysia member
Panelists:
Senior Representative from MITI
Lennard Yong, Group CEO, Tricor Group
Edmund Sim, Partner, Appleton Luff
Dr Anthony Dass, AmBank Research Chief Economist

11:45AM Q&A Session

12:00PM End of Webinar

Aug 4, 2021 10:00 AM in Kuala Lumpur

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