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On Wednesday 20 January 2021, EuroCham was invited to attend a webinar from Katadata on “The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): The Awakening of the World Economy and Indonesia 2021-2022”. The event was opened with keynote remarks from Mahendra Siregar (the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs). Speakers at the event were Bimo Grahito Wicaksono (Acting Head of ASEAN Section and Dialogue Partners, Directorate of International Industrial Access, Ministry of Industry), Shinta Kamdani (Deputy Chairman of Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry/KADIN), and Andry Asmoro (Chief Economist of Bank Mandiri). The RCEP was signed in mid-November and is expected to be one of the driving forces for the economy of its members, including Indonesia. According to the Fiscal Policy Agency’s Study in 2019, RCEP can increase Indonesia's GDP by 0.05 percent in the 2021-2032 period.
On 21 January, EuroCham in collaboration with the European Business Organisation Worldwide Network (EBOWWN) organized a webinar on "Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP): A new trade agreement shaping global economics". The event was aimed to showcase how experts and businesses evaluate the key achievements and limitation of the RCEP. This webinar invited distinguished speakers such as Deborah Elms (Founder and Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre), who shared her outlook of RCEP.
This webinar continued with a sharing session on the trade deal’s impact across Asia that was delivered by several representatives of the vaious EuroChams in the region, which includes:
- Prudence Gordon (Australia);
- Ly Tayseng (Cambodia);
- Carlo Diego D'Andrea (China);
- Wichard v. Harrach (Indonesia);
- Valerie Moschetti (Japan);
- Anthony L. Assassa(Laos);
- Oliver Roche (Malaysia);
- Adrian Short (Myanmar);
- Anthony Amunátegui Abad (the Philippines);
- Robin Hoenig (Singapore);
- Christoph Heider (Korea);
- Bob Fox (Thailand); and
- Nicolas Audier (Vietnam).