CABC-NUS Report: Assessing CleanTech Barriers in
Singapore, Indonesia, the
Philippines and Thailand

This report is a collaborative publication by the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC) and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP) at the National University of Singapore (NUS).

This report seeks to identify CleanTech-related barriers and opportunities in Southeast Asia, and map out corresponding actionable steps for Canadian public and private organizations to maximise Canadian inroads into SEA CleanTech environments.

This study builds upon the CABC’s sustainability-related advocacy and efforts, by contributing to an evidence base that informs further action towards climate change mitigation efforts in Southeast Asia. Together with the CABC’s Sustainability Partner, Manulife, we will continue to drive research and education to foster more collaboration between Canada and ASEAN in working towards shared sustainability goals, such as the energy transition and commitment to net-zero emissions.

View the full report here.

CABC-Manulife ASEAN Vaccine Rollout Position Paper

The CABC, in collaboration with our Patron Member Manulife, released a position paper on Vaccine Rollouts and the COVID-19 Recovery in ASEAN. This paper incorporates the insights of the Canadian private sector to offer key recommendations on how ASEAN can improve its multilateral vaccination efforts – which is essential for the safe re-opening of borders and travel. This paper also showcases the role that the Canadian businesses have taken to increase ASEAN’s vaccination rates, as well as accelerating the post-pandemic economic recovery.

Read the position paper here: CABC-Manulife ASEAN Vaccine Rollout Position Paper

The Canada Advantage –
Benefits of an ASEAN – Canada FTA

This report is a collaborative publication by the Canada-ASEAN Business Council (CABC), the University of British Columbia (UBC), and the National University of Singapore (NUS), with the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC).

“The Canada Advantage” seeks to address how can ASEAN-based companies can benefit from the Canada trade opportunity, and specifically from the implementation of an ASEAN-Canada FTA.

It builds on previous research in prior CABC joint reports: “The ASEAN Advantage” (2017) highlighted compelling reasons for Canada-based companies to seek opportunities in ASEAN, while the “Canada-ASEAN Business Outlook Survey” (2016) reviewed the perspectives of the firms with business interests related to both ASEAN and Canada. Collectively, the three reports support the case that realizing an ASEAN-Canada Free Trade Agreement would indeed be mutually beneficial.

This report goes beyond the two-way economic benefits outlined in that report, to examine fascinating stories of how ASEAN industries and businesses are already engaging with Canada, and how an FTA would meaningfully grow their opportunities.

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Improving Connectivity Between ASEAN’s Legal Systems to Address Commercial Issues 2018 

This important report by Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Law 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 im