The UK’s financial and related professional services industry has strong links with the ASEAN region. From infrastructure financing to insurance, our members have been part of the region’s economic growth story through the years and are looking to further deepen connections with the fast-growing and dynamic bloc.
The ASEAN MAG, chaired by Matt Cavanagh, Group Director of Government Relations at Prudential plc, works to highlight the strengths and expertise of our members to our ASEAN partners. This allows us to influence policy, identify and increase market opportunities and create networks across the ASEAN region. With the UK’s appointment as an ASEAN Dialogue Partner in August 2021 – the first new country in 25 years – there are exciting opportunities for the MAG to work closely with policymakers to help shape the UK’s trade and investment policy in the region.
Our ASEAN work is closely aligned to that of our Liberalisation of Trade in Services (LOTIS) Committee. Through it we guide the industry’s objectives for trade and investment policy, including priorities for engaging the ASEAN bloc and the UK’s bilateral trade and investment relationships with ASEAN markets.
Key themes we have identified across the region include:
For more information about our ASEAN work programme please contact us.