Do Free Trade Agreements Matter? A Look at the Implications of the HK-ASEAN FTA

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Do Free Trade Agreements Matter? A Look at the Implications of the HK-ASEAN FTA

Last Sunday, Hong Kong signed the long-awaited free trade agreements (FTA) with ASEAN. This means Hong Kong's businesses will enjoy lower tariffs and fewer restrictions, and be better protected in 10 countries in the region in the following years.

One of the largest trading blocs in the world,  ASEAN has signed FTAs with partners across the region and is also party to the China-led Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership trade negotiations.

The use of FTAs to  reduce costs and improve market access has been a priority for many companies. Maintaining Hong Kong’s position as one of the leading trading ports in Asia will be highly dependent on a pact linking Hong Kong to the China-ASEAN FTA.

PwC’s Customs and International Trade professional, Derek Lee, will share updates on the recently concluded HK-ASEAN FTA and what it means for Hong Kong, as well as share lessons learned in claiming FTAs.


About the speaker

Derek Lee is a Partner in PwC's regional Customs & International Trade practice. He has been in a tax advisory role since 1999. Derek has extensive experience in leading advisory projects in the areas of customs and trade compliance, efficiency, and audit/investigation dispute resolution for some of the firm's most prominent clients.

Member $ 300.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 400.00 HKD
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Do Free Trade Agreements Matter? A Look at the Implications of the HK-ASEAN FTA

Thu, November 23, 2017
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM

Derek Lee, Partner, China South and Hong Kong, PwC Worldwide Management Services

PwC Conference Centre, 21/F Edinburgh Tower, The Landmark, Central
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