ASEAN lacks effective measures and decisive political determination to address Non-Tariff-Barriers (NTBs) thus hurting the growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)

On April 5, 2019

ASEAN lacks effective measures and decisive political determination to address Non-Tariff-Barriers (NTBs) thus hurting the growth of micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs)

(From left) Juan Sebastian Cortes-Sanchez, Trade Policy Analyst of Asian Trade Centre; Dr. Kaewkamol Pitakdumrongkit, Deputy Head and Assistant Professor, Centre for Multilateralism Studies, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) of Nanyang Technological University; Chris Humphrey Executive Director of EU-ASEAN Business Council; Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute (CARI);
On April 5, 2019

Experts attribute Southeast Asian countries’ ‘hedging behaviour’ to external uncertainties, while cautioning that the lack of cohesiveness among ASEAN member states may cost ASEAN’s centrality in the new trade order

(From left) Prof. Dr. Kuik Cheng-Chwee, Associate Professor of the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies (IKMAS), Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia; Dr. Cecilia Ruthstrom-Ruin, Deputy Director-General, Head of Department for Asia and Oceania, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden; Dato’ Dr. Ooi Kee Beng, Executive Director of Penang Institute; Tan Sri Dr. Munir Majid, Chairman of CIMB