Category: Trade

ECCP’s Luncheon Meeting with Philippines’ Secretary of Trade

European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines (ECCP) held a Membership Luncheon Meeting on creating an enabling business environment for trade and investments with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). Taking place at Dusit Thani, Manila on Thursday, 21 March 2019, the meeting was opened by the key speaker, Ramon M. Lopez, Secretary of Trade and Industry…

High grade of activity,‘ Business Blueprint’ concept: SwedCham Singapore

Since the Swedish Chamber of Commerce (SwedCham) was formed in Singapore its professional business activities have exceeded anything seen under the previous organisational format, known as SBAS. “We have increased the volume of activities by 500 per cent and in 2018 we had on average one event per week! During the one and a half…

European Parliament says yes to the EU-Singapore agreement

The European Parliament has approved three keys of the EU-Singapore agreement which are EU-Singapore Free trade Agreement (EUFSTA), EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA) and EU-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (ESPCA). According to European Commission’s Press release on 13 February 2019, this approval is considered as a “historical moment” because it is the first bilateral trade…

Finland’s Singapore-based innovation, trade specialist continues

Embassy of Finland in Singapore has grown its contact network tenfold in the last three years. Number of new Finnish business entities starting their business in Singapore has grown steadily. The innovation and trade specialist working at the Finnish Embassy continues to connect Finland and ASEAN through Singapore. Team Finland, in its effort to assist…

Swedish leadership delegation visited Hong Kong, Shenzhen

A Swedish leadership delegation visited Hong Kong and Shenzhen in mid-November. The delegation comprised of 28 participants whom hold senior executive management positions, including successful owners and CEOs of local Swedish SMEs in industries ranging from construction to IT consulting. This delegation intended to facilitate exchange and broaden perspectives in learning and discussion with leaders…

Head of the largest Nordic bank branch in Asia, Jan Stjernström, is retiring after 40 years in the business

He has worked in over 50 different countries, doing transactions, and his career has spanned 40 years in the banking business. Now, after five years as the head of the largest Nordic Bank branch in Asia, Jan Stjernström retires from SEB Singapore. As a young banker in 1984, Swedish Jan Stjernström travelled to Southeast Asia…

Danish design strolled down the runway at this year’s Opening of the Bangkok Thai Silk Fashion Week 2018

Danish Ambassador to Thailand and Cambodia, Uffe Wolffhechel, and his spouse, Susie A. Ruff, walked on Saturday 1 December 2018 down the runway wearing innovative Danish Thai Silk Design at the Grand Opening of the 8th edition of “Celebration of Silk”. The big silk event with the theme “Thai Silk in The Eyes of World…

Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) signed

The first FTA concluded between the EU and an ASEAN country has finally been concluded. On 19 October the European Union (EU) and Singapore signed the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (EUSFTA) and the EU-Singapore Investment Protection Agreement (EUSIPA) on the sidelines of the 12th Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Summit in Brussels, Belgium. Singapore and the EU…

China-Finland Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation

The 3rd meeting of China-Finland Committee for Innovative Business Cooperation was organized on 8 November in Shanghai during the China International Import Expo (preceded by working groups meetings on 7 November). Finland’s Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Anne-Mari Virolainen also attended the Committee meeting. The Committee was established during President Xi’s visit to Finland…