Trade & Investment

Committee Chair
Barrett Bingley

Director, Integrated Sales - North Asia 
The Economist Group

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Committee Chair
Tatman Savio

Registered Foreign Lawyer 
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

Committee Vice-Chair

First Vice President;
Head, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Advisory
United Overseas Bank Limited

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Committee Vice-Chair
Herman Cheung

Manager Illicit Trade Strategies and Prevention, Asia
Philip Morris Asia Limited

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.

The committee sets up the Shadow Economy Subcommittee (SESC) to address serious illicit trade issues through a coalition of stakeholders from businesses, experts, NGOs, media and law enforcement agencies. SESC has 3 work streams:

  • 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 knowledge and experience of our stakeholders to build best practices and provide practical solutions for each of the work streams. Advocacy is of critical importance as well to bring about long-term legislative and regulatory changes. The SESC leaders include:

  • Chair: Ming Lai Cheung, Philip Morris International
  • Vice Chairs: Michael Wong, Atom International; Amita Haylock, Mayer Brown JSM; Jeremy Birch, Herbert Smith Freehills

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Public archives also available on AmCham's YouTube Channel

2018 Events
Event Name
MAY 07 2018
Xiaoming Pan
Research Fellow, Center for Asia-Pacific Studies, Institute for World Economy Studies, Shanghai Institutes for International Studies (SII...
Guoping Zhang
Research Fellow, China Development Institute
APR 25 2018
Robert Olson
Senior Manager, Global Trade Advisory Services, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
MAR 09 2018
Dr. Arkebe Oqubay
Minister and Special Advisor to the Prime Minister, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
Anabel González
Formerly Senior Director, Global Practice on Trade and Competitiveness, The World Bank Group
MAR 07 2018
David Dodwell
Chief Executive, Strategic Access Limited
Duncan Innes-Ker
Regional Director, Asia and Australasia, The Economist Intelligence Unit, The Economist Group
FEB 23 2018
Jennifer Hillman
Professor of Practice, The Georgetown University Law Center, Washington D...
JAN 24 2018
Salina Yan, JP
Director-General of Trade and Industry, HKSAR Government
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