3rd joint meeting of the Domestic Advisory Groups (DAGs) under the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement


1. Opening remarks and introductions of participants

  • by the Co-chairs Pascal Kerneis and Simon Tay

2. De-briefing of the discussion at the Public Stakeholders' Forum on the basis of the Joint Statement

  • by the Co-chairs

3. Report on each DAGs activities since the December 2021 joint meeting

  • Update from Singapore DAG
  • Update from EU DAG

4. Topical discussion

  • EU-Singapore trade and its prospects in the light of global developments and the current geopolitical landscape
  • EU-Singapore trade in services, presentation by Pascal Kerneis

5. Thematic issues raised by the subgroups

  • Business:
    • Digital economy and its connections to sustainability (workshop)
  • Workers:
    • Update on the situation in Singapore
    • Migrant workers and seafarers
    • Platform work
    • ILO Conventions
  • Environmental and other organisations:
    • Palm Oil and Deforestation
    • CBAM
    • European Green Deal incentives

6. Proposal for a Regulation of the EP and of the Council on prohibiting products made with forced labour on the Union market

  • Presentation of the keypoints of the EESC opinion, by rapporteur Thomas Wagnsonner

7. Workshop: Digital economy and its connections to Sustainability

  • General introduction to the EU-Singapore Digital Partnership by Costas Kapsouropoulos, DG CNECT, European Commission
  • Presentation on the Digital Trade Principles by Tjabbe Bos, DG TRADE, European Commission
  • Presentation of the report on Digital Economy and Sustainability by Andrew Wilfred, Assistant Director (Sustainability), Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA)
  • Presentation on the Digital Transformation and Sustainability chapter of EuroCham Digital Economy 2022 survey report by Federico Donato, President of the European Chamber of Commerce (Singapore)
  • Discussion

8. Closing remarks

  • Singapore DAG Chair
  • EU DAG Chair