Manulife launches global Impact Agenda

Last week, Manulife announced the launch of its global Impact Agenda, which guides how the company makes decisions about the future of its business. This includes innovations in products, services, community investments, and decisions around thought leadership, advocacy, and public policy — with the ultimate goal of addressing key societal and environmental issues with [...]

Manulife launches global Impact Agenda2022-06-06T20:32:32+08:00

Market Study on Industry 4.0 Trade Obstacles in ASEAN

Market Study on Industry 4.0 Trade Obstacles in ASEAN Prepared for: Mission of Canada to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations by the Asia Trade Centre (ATC) Background: The purpose of this study is to assess trade barriers that could act as potential constraints to the adoption of Industry 4.0 technologies in the advanced [...]

Market Study on Industry 4.0 Trade Obstacles in ASEAN2022-06-23T09:17:25+08:00

#BreaktheBias for Working Moms

Authored by Nicky Lung, CABC Executive Director Today is International Women’s Day and as a new mother, it holds new meaning now that I’m part of this exclusive and exceptional sorority. As such, I’d like to dedicate my message to honor a particularly resilient and hardworking group of women in business –working moms. 2022 [...]

#BreaktheBias for Working Moms2022-03-08T11:40:41+08:00

Canada: A Key Partner for ASEAN’s Stable and Sustainable Food Security

By 2030, Asia will be home to over 65% of the world’s middle class, and the increasing food demand will require approximately US$1.55 trillion of investment in food production. With much of this demand-driven by the rapidly-growing emerging markets in ASEAN, Canadian agricultural products and innovations will become increasingly important in ensuring a diverse [...]

Canada: A Key Partner for ASEAN’s Stable and Sustainable Food Security2022-03-07T11:38:44+08:00

ASEAN for Business – February 2022

The 18th edition of the "ASEAN For Business" bulletin is now available here. The bulletin focuses on the Rules of Origin (ROO) under the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which will further solidify the region under the Agreement as a single production base and market.  ASEAN for Business is a bulletin published by the Enterprise [...]

ASEAN for Business – February 20222022-02-27T19:04:15+08:00

Most common challenges faced during FTA negotiations

In our previous blog, we talked about how long it took for Canada to negotiate and arrive at free trade agreements. This gave you a better understanding of how the Canada-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement can potentially progress. While there are different challenges to negotiating a Canada- ASEAN Free Trade Agreement, from a process point [...]

Most common challenges faced during FTA negotiations2022-02-01T13:21:15+08:00

A Closer Look At The Canadian Government’s Free Trade Agreement Process

As a continuation of our 3-part blog series about the free trade negotiation process, CABC Advocacy Chair Geoff Donald offers his insights about other free trade agreements that Canada has negotiated. This provides readers with a better understanding of the timeline of the trade negotiation process.  Canada has signed four other multilateral free trade agreements [...]

A Closer Look At The Canadian Government’s Free Trade Agreement Process2022-02-01T13:13:59+08:00

HIRING: Events & Marketing Specialist at the Canada-ASEAN Business Council

Job Summary The CABC is looking for an Events & Marketing Specialist to support its operations. The contract position is on a full-time basis and will last for one (1) year, with the possibility of extension.  As an Events & Marketing Specialist, you will be working closely with the CABC on the following areas [...]

HIRING: Events & Marketing Specialist at the Canada-ASEAN Business Council2022-01-24T17:03:44+08:00

Understanding How Free Trade Agreements are Negotiated

With Canada and the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) to begin negotiations towards a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), it is important that companies and individuals understand the negotiating process and how they might be able to provide input and feedback to the negotiating team. In this 3-part blog series, CABC Advocacy Chair Geoff [...]

Understanding How Free Trade Agreements are Negotiated2022-01-04T14:20:17+08:00

PERIPHERY Report: The CleanTech Edition

The PERIPHERY report is a new series developed by Accommcan Communications and BriteBirch Collective, two Canada-based communications consultancies with a passion for driving increased collaboration between Canada and countries in Asia Pacific. The Cleantech edition is the second in the series. The report examines the accelerating cleantech industry in Canada and Asia and learn [...]

PERIPHERY Report: The CleanTech Edition2021-12-02T13:02:04+08:00