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Asia & Africa Committee

Chairman Mr Behzad Mirzaei
Secretary Mr Malcolm Ainsworth
Tel 2823 1243
Email malcolm@chamber.org.hk

The Asia & Africa Committee is one of the Chamber's trade area committees responsible for providing substantive programs and information to chamber members who wish to further develop and strengthen business ties with countries in the Asian, African and the Middle Eastern regions.

The Committee is committed to continuing its efforts to promote bilateral trade and investment between Hong Kong and countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, through events including luncheons, seminars, meetings with overseas visitors and delegations, missions and networking functions.

The Committee's Mission Statement is as follows:

Vision: To be the most diverse member centric and progressive committee in the Chamber.

Mission: To create an open platform for members to share knowledge and experiences, explore last frontier markets, connect and generate profitable business by members for the members.

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2018/04/11

Strengthening ties with the Philippines

Rowel Barba, Undersecretary for the Competitiveness and Ease of Doing Business Group from the Department of Trade and Industry in the Philippines, visited the Chamber on 11 April. He and other members of the delegation were received by Chamber CEO Shirley Yuen, Chairman of the Asia & Africa Committee Behzad Mirzaei, Chairman of the China Committee Pang Chun Yu and members.

Barba introduced the work of the Group in boosting the country’s competitiveness, accelerating infrastructure development and facilitating e-commerce for businesses. He also expressed the Philippines’ desire to build stronger business ties with Hong Kong and Mainland China in light of the ASEAN-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement, signed in November last year. He encouraged Hong Kong companies to import Philippine products, such as fruit and produce, and to outsource customer services and support to the country’s booming call center industry.

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