Unlocking the Benefits of RCEP for the Logistics Sector

Webinar | Tuesday August 2, 2022 | 10:00 AM SGT / 9:00 AM Vietnam / 4:00 AM CEST

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is the largest free trade agreement implemented by 12 parties - Australia, Brunei, China, Japan, Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. 

With access to one-third of the world's population and $26.1 trillion of global GDP, the agreement provides economical and trade cooperation between the member states.  Join this webinar to find out how the RCEP agreement facilitates intra-ASEAN trade, promotes the free flow of goods, and provides new trade initiatives to strengthen supply chain connectivity, saving time and costs for businesses.

David Stepat, International Business Advisory Senior Manager, will be joining a line up of RCEP and logistics experts and will discuss the impact of RCEP on the trade in services. He'll go over:

  • Opportunities to expand logistics/distribution services into the RCEP region
  • Understanding compliance requirements

 Agenda (SGT)

10:00 AM | Opening Address by Sulaimah Mahmood (Senior Director and Chief Negotiator for the RCEP Agreement)

10:10 AM | Benefits of RCEP for the Logistics Sector, From an Industry Angle by Oh Bee Lock (CEO, Singapore Logistics Association)

10:20 AM | Sharing of Trade in Goods, Rules of Origin, and Understanding the Tariff Finder / Documentation and Operations Certification Procedures to Know to Waive Importing Customs Duties by Ivy Heng (Assistant Director of International Policy & Engagement, Singapore Business Federation)

10:50 AM | Customs Procedures and Trade Facilitation by Raymond Yee (Vice President of Customs & Regulatory Affairs, DHL Express)

11:10 AM | Trade in Services by David Stepat (International Business Advisory Senior Manager, Dezan Shira & Associates)

11:30 AM | Importance of Trade Compliance by Mike Yap (Vice President of Compliance Services & Sales, Global eTrade Services)

11:50 AM | Q&A session


Registration Details

This webinar is hosted by the SIngapore Business Federation. For more information and registration, please click below.


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