Live Poll Result 4: How are you managing Free Trade Agreements today?

In our fourth and final live poll result, 47.1% of respondents claimed that they use manual analysis. This is a complex and time-consuming process that can be effective when managing a single FTA for a few products. Comparing multiple preferential duties and understanding complex FTA
eligibility and compliance criteria can be taxing and impossible at times, even for firms managing FTAs with excel spreadsheets. Find out how your peers are managing FTAs and what our experts have to say about it here.

Deborah Elms is the Executive Director of the Asian Trade Centre (ATC) in Singapore. She is also President of the Advisory Board of the Asia Business Trade Association (ABTA) and the Board Director of the Asian Trade Centre Foundation (ATCF). Dr. Elms sits on the International Technical Advisory Committee of the Global Trade Professionals Alliance and is Chair of the Working Group on Trade Policy and Law. She is on the board of the Trade and Investment Negotiation Adviser (TINA) at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (UNESCAP). She is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Trade and Investment Council for 2018-2020.

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