EP in ASEAN held its first webinar on EU-ASEAN Trade Relations on Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Broadcasted live from the VoxBox Open Studio at the Spinelli Building of the European Parliament (EP), the event featured three panelists: EP Vice President Heidi Hautala, Don Tuan Phong, Foreign Affairs Committee Vice-Chair of the Viet Nam National Assembly, and Liyana Othman from EU-ASEAN Business Council , both of which remotely attended from Viet Nam and Singapore.

The webinar interactively discussed on how to optimize the benefits of the EU-ASEAN Trade for the 1,1 billion peoples of Europe and Southeast Asia. Viet Nam is one of two ASEAN countries that have signed bilateral FTA with the EU (EVFTA). In this context, MP Don Tuan Phong shared the fact that despite the significant disruption to global trade caused by the Covid19 pandemic, the trade performance between Viet Nam and the EU actually strengthened, following the EVFTA that came into effect on August 1, 2020.

Should you miss the webinar, you can access the link to download and watch the full video. (http://bit.ly/2Zr71mi).

This is the first webinar of many to come. Follow us and European Parliament in ASEAN for more updates on similar events covering the issues in the relations between the EU and ASEAN, including the legislative’s position and perspective, in the new era of the Strategic Partnership between the two regions.