DATE: 23 June 2020, Tuesday

TIME: 3:00pm – 4:00pm (KL Time, GMT +8)

VENUE: Online Webinar

TOPIC: How can ASEAN bounce back: An EU perspective


The COVID-19 global pandemic has had major ramifications for the global trading system, with supply chains disrupted and protectionist sentiments ensuing. For trade-dependent ASEAN, 2020 will prove to be a painful year, with major economies either slowing down or outright contracting.

So how then can ASEAN bounce back from COVID-19? CARI Senior Fellow Paolo R. Vergano will attempt to provide an answer to this conundrum through a trade and institutional perspective, drawing meaningful comparisons with the experiences of the European Union. Among the topics up for discussion will include how ASEAN can foster greater intra-regional trade through policies addressing regulatory transparency and stakeholder engagement, the strengths and weaknesses of drawing lessons from the EU and how they’ve tackled COVID-19, and how ASEAN can strategically meet the expected shifts in global supply chains in a post-COVID world.


​​Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid
Chairman, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute
President, ASEAN Business Club

​​Paolo R. Vergano,
Senior Fellow, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute
Partner, FratiniVergano – European Lawyers

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