Agenda Seminar: European Union–Singapore Free Trade Agreement
Seminar: European Union–Singapore Free Trade Agreement

Seminar: European Union–Singapore Free Trade Agreement

Are you interested in the Singapore market? Stay informed of the latest trade standards by attending the seminar on the free trade agreement between the European Union and Singapore on 1 October at rue Belliard, 65, 1040 Brussels.  

As the second largest exporter of goods and largest exporter of services, the European Union maintains strong economic ties with Singapore, which are being strengthened by the new free-trade agreement.

It has already been approved by the European Parliament and should enter into force at the end of 2019.

What changes will affect European exporters?

Whether you are an exporter of goods or services, an investor or you simply want to understand the economic conditions in Singapore and the ASEAN region, we invite you to explore, over the course of a morning and in partnership with FIT, AWEX and the Singapore Embassy, how this agreement simplifies your business.

Provisional agenda

09:30 am: Welcome

10:00 am: Opening speech by H.E. Mr François Roux, Permanent Representative of Belgium to the EU

10:05 am: Speech by H.E. Mr Jaya Ratnam, Ambassador of Singapore to Belgium

10:15 am:  Presentation of the Free Trade Agreement by Mr Peter Berz, European Union Directorate-General of Trade (TBC)

10:30 am: Impact of the Free Trade Agreement on trade in goods and services by:

  • Roger Teney, Tax Expert, FPS Finance
  • Lionel Van Reet, PWC Partner – ITX Customs & International Trade Compliance.

(The following topics will be covered: customs duties and customs procedures, public market procedures, engineering, financial and digital services, real estate, non-tariff barriers, etc.)

11:10 am: Benefits of the Free Trade Agreement for Belgian Companies by Mr Jingxin Zheng, EDB Singapore (Economic Development Board)

11:30 am: Panel discussion (with questions and answers) led by H.E. Mr Patrick Van Gheel, Director EU Trade Policy and WTO, FPS Foreign Affairs Participants:

  • Mr Jingxin Zheng, Regional Director (Benelux) – EDB Singapore
  • Mr Filip Deraedt, Deputy chief of the Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand Unit – DG Commerce – European Commission.
  • Lionel Van Reet – PWC – ITX Customs & International Trade Compliance.
  • Roger Teney – Tax Expert at FPS Finance
  • Patrick Van Gheel (moderator), Director, EU Trade Policy and WTO, Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs.

12:30: Networking lunch


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