Current Initiatives

Survey of Canadian Business in ASEAN
The Asia Pacific Foundation, in partnership with United Overseas Bank and the Canada-ASEAN Business Council, conducted this survey of Canadian companies currently active or interested in doing business in ASEAN countries. The first of its kind research completed 138 online surveys with representatives of Canadian Companies between July 15th and August 31st, 2013.

The findings of this survey provide a snapshot of Canadian business operations in the ASEAN m
arket, and reflect the perceptions and attitudes of Canadian businesses about the opportunities and challenges they face. The results will help inform key decision makers and service providers about how to provide assistance to Canadian companies as they build business in ASEAN countries.

CABC Opportunities Study
The CABC and the Government of Canada are pleased to present an in-depth report on Opportunities for Canadian Companies in ASEAN.

The aim of this report is to provide a timely assessment of the relative importance of the ASEAN market and the commercial opportunities that it presents for Canadian enterprises. (Le rapport est également disponible en français)
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2014 Calendar of Events

The CABC is excited to announce our 2014 Calendar of Events.  Here is a snapshot of what we have planned:
  • Hosting British Columbia Premier Christy Clark in Singapore with Trade & Invest BC - invitation only
    • Date: May 7th 
    • Time: 11:30AM (Singapore-local)

  • Board Meeting #2
    • Date: May 7th 
    • Time: 4:00PM (Singapore-local)
    • Location: Fairmont Hotel 

  • Public Private Partnerships and Infrastructure
    • Date: September 25th (tentative)
    • Location: Singapore

  • Good Governance: Barriers to Doing Business in ASEAN
    • Date: October/ November 
    • Location: Bali

Scotiabank Releases ASEAN Regional Outlook Report

CABC Founding Member, Scotiabank, recently released an economic paper looking at the Core ASEAN Regional Outlook. This publication looks at the financial metrics of six Core ASEAN economies: Singapore, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.  The report also considers each nations’ capital market dynamics, economic outlook and political environment in order to inform on the risks and opportunities in the region.

Read Scotiabank ASEAN Regional Outlook Report

The inaugural Canada-ASEAN Busines Forum took place October 8-9th in Singapore, bringing together executive-level business leaders and senior government officials from Canada and throughout SE Asia. 
The goal of the Business Forum was to deliver a platform and opportunity to develop networks and friendships to further advance the Canada-ASEAN Business corridor. Our goal was met and greatly supported with attendance from over 220 distinguished speakers, panelists and participants from a vast array of Canadian and ASEAN businesses.

ASEAN Regulatory Update:

and member Consilium Law Corporation will be providing regular features on regulatory issues in ASEAN. Featured Articles: