Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the WTO and WIPO Tan Hung Seng was invited as a panellist for the session on “Economic integration in the Maghreb – An Untapped Source of Aid for Trade and Growth” on 3 July 2019, where he shared on ASEAN’s experience in regional economic integration. His remarks are in full below. The 7th WTO Global Review of Aid for Trade from 3-5 July 2019 is focused on “how Aid for Trade supports economic diversification and empowerment, with a focus on eliminating extreme poverty, particularly through the effective participation of micro, small and medium enterprises, women and youth”.
Singapore’s Permanent Representative to the WTO and WIPO Tan Hung Seng and the Mission team participated in the 5th WTO Open Day on Sunday 16 June 2019. Organised by the WTO, the Open Day offers the public a chance to discover the WTO and understand the importance of international trade. Activities for visitors included guided tours of the WTO premises, games for children, and food stands by WTO Members. There was an ASEAN Cultural Exhibition as well as an ASEAN booth that showcased the food of the 10 ASEAN Member States. Singapore’s carrot cake was a hit with visitors!
The World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Centre for Multilateralism Studies, RSIS organised a three-day workshop in Singapore from 11 to 13 June 2019 for regional parliamentarians on international trade. This workshop is co-sponsored by the Temasek Foundation and the WTO. This is the tenth edition of the workshop.
Mr Tan Hung Seng, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Singapore to the World Trade Organisation and the World Intellectual Property Organisation was invited as a panellist at the Panel Discussion on “Setting Global Trade Rules on Electronic Commerce – Opportunities, Challenges, Perspectives and the Impact on Developing Countries, specific to Small, Vulnerable Economies (SVEs), Small Island Developing States (SIDs), and Least Developing Countries (LDCs)”, UNCTAD E-Commerce Week, 1 April 2019. His remarks are in full below