Featuring a panel discussion by:
Amb. Ha Kim Ngoc, Ambassador of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to the United States of America
Atul Chandna, Partner, ASEAN Supply Chain Advisory, Ernst & Young Solutions LLP
Penny Naas, Vice President and Managing Director for International Public Affairs, UPS
Bin Eng Tan, ASEAN Business Incentives Advisory Leader, International Tax and Transaction Services, Ernst & Young LLP
Gregory Walters, Global Government Relations, SC Johnson
The COVID-19 outbreak has brought about significant disruption and uncertainty to businesses globally. In Southeast Asia, countries have responded with an array of supportive measures to alleviate pressure for businesses, through a combination of fiscal spending increases and budget reallocations.
As the 10 countries of ASEAN begin to lift lockdown restrictions and ease border controls, policymakers will need to prioritize between plugging new sovereign debts and attracting foreign direct investments (FDI). Recent changes in international geopolitical, tax and trade policies will require multinationals to rethink their return to normalcy, consider available opportunities and calibrate forward-looking resiliency approaches to reduce future supply chain and operational disruptions.
Given this backdrop, our distinguished panelists will discuss what the near term and future might look like for ASEAN. They will share insights on navigating current challenges with an eye on the region’s anticipated plans for economic recovery. Specifically, the panelists will discuss: