Reports 2017-10-06T07:09:25+00:00


Improving Connectivity Between ASEAN’s Legal Systems to Address Commercial Issues – 2017

The Canada-ASEAN Business Council is pleased to be a Report Partner on this high-impact study by Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law. The study takes an in-depth look at the legal barriers faced by companies trading and investing in ASEAN, and aims to provide actionable policy recommendations to improve business conditions in ASEAN. The final report will be released in Q2 2018.

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The report authors request that no quotation from the interim report should be made without their written consent. Please send requests to lockniehsu@smu.edu.sg 

The ASEAN Advantage –
Report on the Impact of a Canada-ASEAN FTA – 2017

The Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) is pleased to announce the release of the ASEAN Advantage, a new report providing a compelling argument for the implementation of a Canada-ASEAN free trade agreement. The report is a joint project between the CABC, the Asia Pacific Foundation (APF), the Business Council of Canada (BCC), the University of British Columbia (UBC), and with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

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Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook Survey – 2016 

The Canada-ASEAN Business Council was proud to partner with the University of British Columbia’s Institute of Asian Research on the 2016 Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook Survey.
The 2016 Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook survey was designed to assess the opportunities, challenges, and general operating conditions facing Canadian businesses and Southeast Asia-based firms with strong Canadian ties in the ten countries of the ASEAN region. In total, 175 respondents participated in the survey between June and August 2016.

Survey of Canadian Businesses in ASEAN – 2013

The Asia Pacific Foundation, in partnership with United Overseas Bank and the Canada-ASEAN Business Council, conducted a survey of Canadian companies currently active or interested in doing business in ASEAN countries. The survey included 138 Canadian Companies that were contacted between July and August of 2013. This report is the first of its kind and was used as a foundation to develop the CABC’s 2020 Vision Statement.

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Opportunities for Canadian Companies in ASEAN – 2013

The CABC and the Government of Canada are pleased to present an in-depth report to provide a timely assessment of the relative importance of the ASEAN market and the commercial opportunities that it presents for Canadian enterprises.

The report considers ASEAN from a regional, rather than a country by country, perspective. It presents an overview and introductory guide for Canadian Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that may be interested in learning more about ASEAN and the opportunities and challenges it offers. ASEAN-Canada trade is reviewed, as are Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows, and particular sectors of opportunity for Canadian SMEs are identified based on Canadian strengths and areas of expertise.

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