EBO 2016 General Meeting
The EBO held its Global Meeting from 5-7th December in Seoul, Korea. It was organised by the European Chamber of Commerce in Korea (ECCK). Korea is among the EU’s 10 major strategic trade partners with a population of 50.2 million and an FTA already in place. The meeting featured local presenters such as BMW Korea, Korea International Trade Association (KITA) and a presenter on Korean culture sharing lessons on doing business in Korea. As usual, there were also presentations from the European Commission which help to shape the EBO’s agenda based on its requirements from the business sector and programmes and exchanges from other EBOs which help to build capacity.
A key message from this meeting was the need for EBO’s to play a stronger role in facilitating trade with Europe and sharing benefits of EPAs/ FTAs.