Trade & Investment

Committee Chair
Barrett Bingley

Director, Integrated Sales - North Asia 
The Economist Group

Committee Co-Chair

Global Market Strategist Head, Asia Pacific

Shadow Economy Working Group Chair
Ming Lai Cheung

Illicit Trade Prevention – Asia

Philip Morris International

Shadow Economy Working Group Vice Co-Chair
Amita Haylock


Mayer Brown JSM

Shadow Economy Working Group Co Vice-Chair
Jeremy Birch

Senior Associate
Herbert Smith Freehills

Shadow Economy Working Group Vice Co-Chair
Michael Wong

VP, Technology
Atom International

Trade & Investment acts as a focal point for members’ concerns regarding Hong Kong and regional trade and investment issues. The committee hosts programs that inform the membership and stimulate thoughtful action regarding trade, investment and competitiveness issues. It also acts as a clearing house and active action agent for trade and investment issues that are of common concern to more than one of the Chamber’s sector specific committees.

Shadow Economy Working Group

The committee sets up the Shadow Economy Working Group to address serious illicit trade issues through a coalition of stakeholders from businesses, experts, NGOs, media and law enforcement agencies. SESC has three workstreams:

  • Human Trafficking and Anti-Money Laundering
  • Secure, Efficient and Transparent Supply Chain
  • Intellectual Property Rights Protection & Illicit Trade

The key for SESC to be successful is to draw upon the knowledge and experience of our stakeholders to build best practices and provide practical solutions for each of the workstreams. Advocacy is of critical importance as well to bring about long-term legislative and regulatory changes. The Shadow Economy Working Group leaders include:

  • Chair: Ming Lai Cheung, Manager, Illicit Trade Prevention, Philip Morris International
  • Vice Co-Chair: Amita Haylock, Counsel, Mayer Brown JSM
  • Vice Co-Chair: Jeremy Birch, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Vice Co-Chair: Michael Wong, VP, Technology, Atom International

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2020 Events
Event Name
JAN 10 2020
Dr. John Greenwood, OBE
Chief Economist, Invesco Ltd.
David Chao (MC)
Global Market Strategist, Asia Pacific, Invesco
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