AmChams Asia Pacific: Will 2022 be a Watershed Year for Trade in Asia-Pacific? Hosted by AmCham Malaysia
Join the AmChams of Asia Pacific for a special briefing on RCEP and CPTPP by Dr. Deborah Elms, Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre (ATC).
- RCEP: almost 12 months after this agreement was signed it has yet to go into effect but by 2022 this will change.
- CPTPP: The recent requests by the United Kingdom, China, and Taiwan to join this 'gold standard' agreement is set to redefine many aspects of trade.
What does each of these mean separately and together for economies in the Asia Pacific region and for all our member companies.
Dr. Deborah Elms, Founder & Executive Director of The Asian Trade Centre (ATC),Singapore
Dr. Deborah Elms is the Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre (ATC). She is Vice Chair of the Advisory Board for the Asia Business Trade Association (ABTA), Co-Chair of the Trade Policy Committee of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance (GTPA), and also a senior fellow in the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Trade Academy.
Previously, Dr Elms was head of the Temasek Foundation Centre for Trade & Negotiations (TFCTN) and Senior Fellow of International Political Economy at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Dr. Elms received a PhD in political science from the University of Washington, a MA in international relations from the University of Southern California, and bachelor’s degrees from Boston University. Dr Elms publishes the Talking Trade Blog.