what we do

We advocate for policy changes to improve the trade and investment relationship between Europe and ASEAN, with work done through a series of advocacy groups

Customs & Trade Facilitation

Presently co-chaired by DHL and PwC, this Group is tasked with advocating for changes to customs...

Health & Life Sciences

Healthcare issues were flagged as one of the top priorities in the ASEAN Economic Community...


With ASEAN the world’s sixth largest automotive market, and regional sales likely to double in...


The need for sustainable development in ASEAN is increasingly coming into the...


Two of the key goals for ASEAN stated in the 2025 AEC Blueprint include developing the digital...

IPR & Illicit Trade

This is a key area for many industries, from High End Fashion through to Pharmaceuticals and encompassing...


Food and food security play a vital role in people’s lives and in the economies of the ASEAN...


Consisting of our membership in the insurance industry and representatives of the various...

who we are


The EU-ASEAN Business
Council (EU-ABC)

The EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) is the primary voice for European business within the ASEAN region. It is formally recognised by the European Commission and accredited under Annex 2 of the ASEAN Charter as an entity associated with ASEAN.

Independent of both bodies, the Council has been established to help promote the interests of European businesses operating within ASEAN and to advocate for changes in policies and regulations which would…


Advocacy Reports

Below are details of some useful information resources concerning ASEAN and Europe, and general trade and economic development related topics involving both blocs. These links and documents are provided for information purposes only and do not necessarily reflect the views of the EU-ASEAN Business Council. Additionally, the Business Council is not responsible for the validity or accuracy of the information provided.

EU-ASEAN Business Council publishes 9th edition of its Business Sentiment Survey

The EU-ASEAN Business Sentiment Survey, now in its ninth edition, has once again provided valuable insights into the sentiments and expectations of European businesses operating in the ASEAN region. Conducted annually, the survey is a vital barometer for gauging European business outlook on key issues, including macroeconomic conditions, the policy and regulatory environment in Southeast Asia, and the development of bilateral and plurilateral free trade agreements in the region. The BSS also offers a comprehensive analysis of the current business climate and future prospects for European companies in Southeast Asia.

The findings from this year’s survey, which had nearly 600 responses from the European private sector, indicate an overall optimistic outlook for ASEAN. 

Read it here.

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