Living with and navigating a fragmenting global trade system for SME
Trade & Investment
Committee Meeting hosted by Donald Austin, Entrepreneurs/SME Committee Chair and Patrick Wu, Trade & Investment Committee Chair
RSVP NEEDED. OPEN TO AMCHAM MEMBERS ONLY. ALL AMCHAM MEMBERS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN
Dear Committee Members,
We're looking forward to seeing you at our joint committee meeting on Tuesday, August 20 at 12:30pm in the AmCham conference room to welcome Mr. Nicholas Kwan, Research Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council who will speak on Living with and navigating a fragmenting global trade system for Small and Medium Enterprises.
DETAILS Asia growth is slowing and the world economy is still sick along with the global trade system and its post-war multilateral platform - the World Trade Organization. In response, bilateral and regional preferential trade agreements (PTAs) are proliferating. While these may help open markets for companies of member-countries, they also raise trade barriers for firms in non-member areas.
Being a pioneer in free trade, HK could be penalized by its relatively weak position in PTA negotiations.
How can HK companies - especially SMEs - survive and excel in such an adverse trade environment? Drawing on the experience of many HKTDC clients, Nick will share key success factors with AmCham members.
As seating is limited, it is essential to confirm your attendance in advance, by clicking on the 'Register' button at the top.
Looking forward to seeing you there, Donald Austin AmCham Entrepreneurs/SME Committee Chair
Patrick Wu AmCham Trade & Investment Committee Chair
PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN LUNCH - AmCham will provide coffee and tea. There are convenient sandwich shops in the ground floor lobby of the Bank of America Tower and Hutchison House.
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