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A DAG-to-DAG is a joint civil society body between the partner countries of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA), bringing together the separate DAGs of each party. This was the 2nd joint meeting of the EU and Singapore DAGs under the EU-Singapore FTA.
In this 2nd DAG-to-DAG meeting, besides discussing issues related to the implementation of the Trade and Sustainable Development Chapter of the FTA and following up on previous meetings and planning activities ahead, the members welcomed both Ms Iwona Piórko, Ambassador, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Singapore as well as Mr Thaddaeus Hoo, Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Singapore to Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg & Mission to the European Union, for a timely overview of the EU-Singapore relations, with particular emphasis on trade.