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Unpacking the RCEP Agreement, Public-Private Dialogue 1: The RCEP E-Commerce Provisions and What They Mean for Cambodia

Unpacking the RCEP Agreement, Public-Private Dialogue 1: The RCEP E-Commerce Provisions and What They Mean for Cambodia

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) marks the establishment of a free trade agreement amongst 15 states. RCEP will create new business opportunities and change the shape of trade in the region.

ERIA’s Capacity Building Programme is organising a series of five Public-Private Dialogues, 'Unpacking the RCEP Agreement'. Dialogue 1 will discuss the e-commerce provisions and the digitalization of trade, and the potential impact it may have on your business. The Dialogue will bring together business, government, and international trade experts to share their perspectives.

If you are in Cambodia, glean insights together with our distinguished panel of speakers on how to maximise the benefits from e-commerce.

Date and Time:

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 8.30 AM – 12.30 PM (UTC+7; Jakarta, Indonesia time)


Online (link to the meeting room to be provided after registration)

Agenda (as of 27 October 2021)

(Phnom Penh and Jakarta time, UTC+7)

TimeAgenda ItemNotes
8:30 – 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

Host: Mr Jeremy Gross, Director of Capacity Building, ERIA

  • HE SIM Sokheng, Secretary of State, Ministry of Commerce
  • Mr Andreas ZURBRUGG, Deputy Ambassador, Australian Embassy, Cambodia
9:00 - 10:00 AM

Session 1: Setting the scene: The RCEP e-commerce agreement and Cambodia’s Work Plan for its implementation

Moderator: Mr Sven Callebaut, International Trade and E-Trade Adviser


  • HE SOK Siphana, Senior Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia
  • Deborah ELMS, CEO, Asia Trade Centre
  • SRENG Nearirath, Deputy Head of Banking and Finance Practice Group, DFDL Mekong (Cambodia)

Q&A with the audience.

This session will provide a precise description of what the RCEP e-commerce provisions are and whether Cambodia’s legal and regulatory system for e-commerce is ready to accelerate cross-border e-commerce.

10:00 -10:10 AM Break 
10:10 – 11:30 AM

Session 2: Private sector perspectives on opportunities for Cambodia in RCEP

Moderator: Mr Sven Callebaut, International Trade Consultant, CBP, ERIA


  • Mr CHEA Langda, Founder and CEO, BookMeBus
  • Mr Maxime Rosburger, Partner & COO, Kiwipay Pte Ltd.
  • LCT CHEA Ratha, Vice President, Cambodia Women Entrepreneur Association
  • Mr Kenneth TANG, Auscham Cambodia and Managing Director, Dynamic Technologies
  • Mr PRAYAG Chitrakar, Country Manager, DHL Express (Cambodia) Ltd.

Q&A with the audience.

This session will enable different business interests to assess their level of preparedness and understanding of how the RCEP agreement could be a game-changer in their industry.

11.30 AM - 12.15 PM

Session 3: Panel Discussion on Bridging National Interests and Global Trends

Moderator: Mr Danny Burrows, Founder and Principal, TradeWorthy Ltd.


  • DG RATH Saravuth, General Directorate of International Trade, Ministry of Commerce
  • Mr MOM Varin, Vice-President, Cambodia E-business Association and CEO,
  • Representative, Australian Embassy in Cambodia.

Q&A with the audience.

The session will seek to enhance public-private dialogue on e-commerce and, more broadly, of RCEP implementation, with a view to discuss possible follow-up actions to increase the capacity of public officials and MSMEs alike to respond to regional opportunities created by RCEP.

12:15 PM – 12:30 PM

Closing remarks

HE SIM Sokheng, Secretary of State / HE Rath Saravuth, Director General, Ministry of Commerce (TBC)



Starting Date

02 November 2021

End Date

02 November 2021


Capacity Building , Webinar

Contact Info

Ms Lina Maulidina

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