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.

Malaysia Finance Minister Welcomes European Delegation to Malaysia for First Time Post-Pandemic at Joint Gala dinner

In 45th Year of ASEAN-EU Relations, European Industry Steps Up Engagement with Malaysia and Southeast Asia

Kuala Lumpur – 9 June: The EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) successfully wrapped up its first European trade and investment mission since the COVID-19 pandemic to Malaysia from 7 to 9 June, which culminated in a Joint Gala Dinner with EUROCHAM Malaysia. The Gala Dinner was attended by distinguished government officials and prominent business leaders from across Southeast Asia and Europe. At the centre of this pre-eminent line-up was Malaysia Minister of Finance His Excellency Tengku Datuk Seri Utama Zafrul bin Tengku Abdul Aziz.

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