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Taking Advantage of Regional Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region

Taking Advantage of Regional Trade Agreements in the Asia-Pacific Region: A Conversation with Patrick B. Fazzone

As U.S. companies scour the globe for customers with money to spend, the Asia-Pacific region stands out.  Two billion Asians joined the middle class in the last twenty years, and another 1.2 billion are expected to do so by 2020. According to the IMF, the world economy will grow by $21.6 trillion over the next five years, and nearly half of that growth will be in Asia.

This educational session will touch on proven benefits of trade deals like the AUSFTA, look at what the prospective benefits of a TPP agreement would be and provide an update on other trade deals that are progressing or have been concluded such as Australia-Japan, Australia-China and RCEP (ASEAN + Japan, China, Korea and Australia). We will look at case studies of companies that have positioned themselves to take advantage of the network of trade deals that have emerged.

Companies interested in doing business and currently doing business in the Asia-Pacific region will benefit from understanding the changing landscape and how they might position themselves to take advantage.

For more than twenty-five years, Patrick B. Fazzone has counseled U.S. and overseas-based clients doing business in the U.S. and internationally. His assistance to clients has included strategic legal advice on commercial transactions and on project and trade financing, advice on import-export issues, corporate and tax planning, intellectual property protection, government procurement, immigration and business mobility issues and advice on other key commercial and regulatory issues confronted by start-up and growth-oriented companies. He has also advised and assisted clients on the negotiation, structuring and financing of major infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific region.

Join the Export Alabama Alliance and the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce for this in-depth look at FTAs at the Mobile Chamber, 451 Government Street, on October 1st at 8:30am. There is no cost to attend and a light breakfast will be provided.

Click HERE to register.  For more information, contact Emily McGrath at 251.431.8651.

Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce
451 Government Street — 6th Floor Mobile, AL 36602
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