There is an abundance of opportunities for energy development and cooperation between ASEAN and Canada, and access to capital can unlock it. On July 15th , the CABC & Osler, in partnership with the Government of Canada, hosted the Canada-ASEAN Energy Partnership webinar. Over 80 participants have tuned in to join the webinar which [...]
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On July 15th, 2020, Consul General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City Mr. Kyle Nunas paid a courtesy visit to Politburo Member, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan on the occasion of his working tenure completion in the city. At the reception, the city Party chief highly [...]
NEW/UPDATED INFORMATION SINGAPORE EXITS CIRCUIT BREAKER – IMPORTANT UPDATES – PHASE 2 Singapore began a phased exit of the Circuit Breaker period on 2 June 2020, and is set to enter Phase 2 of re-opening on Friday, 19 June. Many businesses and recreational facilities will be re-opened, and small gatherings of up to 5 [...]
ASEAN-BAC urges ASEAN economic leaders to expedite six short-term priority measures for economic recovery
ASEAN-BAC urges ASEAN economic leaders to expedite six short-term priority measures for economic recovery ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ASEAN-BAC) presented its Outline for ASEAN Action (OAA) to ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEMs) who today met in a special session. In its presentation, ASEAN-BAC reiterated its call for the establishment of a Special Commission so that [...]
The 8th edition of the ASEAN For Business bulletin from the ASEAN Secretariat is available now. This edition focuses on the “ASEAN’s Response to COVID-19”. You can also find information on the ASEAN's cross-sectoral efforts in addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic to the region. Click here to read or download the bulletin now [...]
On May 11, 2020, the British Columbia Innovation Commissioner (the “Commissioner”) published a report entitled “Putting Innovation to Work for British Columbia: Growing B.C. Companies” (the “Report”). The Report considers the barriers to innovation faced by B.C. companies and outlines certain recommendations that are focused on supporting innovation across all sectors of B.C.’s economy. [...]
NEW/UPDATED INFORMATION SINGAPORE EXITS CIRCUIT BREAKER – IMPORTANT UPDATES Singapore began a phased exit of the Circuit Breaker period on 2 June 2020. The initial phase involves the re-opening of some businesses and schools, among other measures; however, many restrictions – including prohibitions on gatherings – remain in place. Rules are being strictly enforced [...]
I. NEW/UPDATED INFORMATION: NEW – SINGAPORE TO EASE CIRCUIT BREAKER RESTRICTIONS On 19 May, Singapore’s government announced plans for an easing of circuit breaker measures, which involves 3 phases, starting on June 2. The initial phase will involve the re-opening of some businesses and schools, among other measures; however, many restrictions – including prohibitions [...]
PRESS RELEASE ASEAN BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL AND JOINT BUSINESS COUNCILS CALL FOR ASEAN HIGH LEVEL SPECIAL COMMISSION TO BETTER CO-ORDINATE COVID-19 RESPONSE AND POST-PANDEMIC ECONOMIC RECOVERY ACROSS SOUTH EAST ASIA • Calls for the establishment of a High-Level Special Commission to ensure better collaboration and cohesiveness across the region both in dealing with the [...]
UPDATE - FLIGHT OPTIONS FROM SINGAPORE TO CANADA: International flight options from Singapore to Canada are extremely limited. As of May 14 2020, the flight options noted below are scheduled from Singapore. It is our understanding that for all flights noted below, demand is high and availability is low; the High Commission cannot guarantee [...]