EU Trade Policy: Moving Ahead in Challenging Times

20-12-2017

On 15 December 2017, FTA organised an event in collaboration with the EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao and Asia Global Institute (AGI) in Hong Kong, aiming to promote the value of international trade and sustainable supply chains.

 Over 60 guests attended including representatives from local and European companies and organisations, such as FTA members, European Commission, EU Office to Hong Kong and Macao and the Trade and Industry Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

Mr Mauro Petriccione, Deputy Director-General, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission gave a presentation on the development of EU trade policy in response to the global changes. In charge of the European Union’s trade and investment relations with Greater China, Mr Petriccione is also the Chief Negotiator of the EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement, one of the largest trade deals ever to be negotiated. He highlighted insights about global trade and the role EU has taken around the world as well as the struggle to fight resurgent protectionist tendencies around the globe.

His speech was followed by a panel discussion on EU and China trade policy with other speakers including the Mr Owin Fung, Assistant Director-General (Europe) of Trade & Industry Department, HKSAR Government (TID); Patrick Low, Programme Director from AGI; and Professor Larry Qiu from the University of Hong Kong.

The Greater China Office of FTA is strengthening its local presence and connections to providing information and practical solutions towards sustainability in the global supply chain.

For more information, please consult our local website.

 

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