The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) covers nearly 30% of the population, making it the largest free trade partnership. RCEP lowers tariffs and cuts its members' red tape thereby promoting trade flow in the region. RCEP further enhances the participation of manufacturing, investments, and raw materials trading among other activities. In the recovery of the economy during COVID-19, trade continues to play a key role in preparing the economy to bounce back. Hong Kong itself has close economic ties with RCEP members, including ASEAN, Japan, Korea, Australia and New Zealand. But what is the future of its regional trade relations?
On the regional level, RCEP reinforces countries' relations and connects policy makers on the international stage. Through the Reimagining the Future series, we hope to shed light on the future of Hong Kong and global development, and to promote interactions between government officials from different countries. This program, in partnership with The Philippine Consulate General in Hong Kong, will focus on the future of RCEP and the role of Hong Kong in the ASEAN network.
ASHK is proud to present a panel on this topic with Allan B. Gepty, the Assistant Secretary for Industry Development and Trade Policy at the Department of Trade and Industry Philippines and Brian Lo, Director-General of Trade and Industry Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China. This discussion will be moderated by Angie Lau, Editor-in-Chief, CEO, and Founder of Forkast.News.
Oct 21, 2021
9 AM - 10 AM (GMT+8)
In the face of uncertainties, Asia Society Hong Kong Center has curated the Reimagining the Future Series to examine important issues in the region and the globe. By convening leading thinkers and policy makers, we aim to foster city-wide exchanges and encourage discussion on issues affecting our shared future, including trade policy, sustainable economic models, culture, public health and education etc.