Commissioner Malmström will meet Economic Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström will attend tomorrow the annual ASEAN Economic Ministers (AEM) – EU Trade Commissioner Consultations that will take place in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Commissioner Malmström will discuss with her ASEAN counterparts how to strengthen the EU-ASEAN trade and investment relations and exchange views on global issues, notably on how to enhance partnership in multilateral fora. As part of her ASEAN programme, Commissioner Malmström will also meet members of the EU-ASEAN Business Council, composed of representatives of European Chambers of Commerce in the region and corporate members. The Commissioner will also have individual meetings with ASEAN ministers from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia and Singapore to discuss bilateral trade issues. ASEAN was established on 8 August 1967 and represents the EU’s 3rd largest trading partner outside Europe (after the US and China) with more than €235 billion of trade in goods and services in 2013. Its members are Brunei Darussalam, Myanmar/Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam