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"Trade facilitation involves the simplification, modernization, and harmonization (or standardization) of international trade (export, import, and transit) processes to reduce trade costs, maximize trade efficiency and increase transparency or predictability of trade." - Business Today

As trade is becoming more complex trade agreements, bilateral or multilateral, have country stakeholders from government to businesses trying to maximize the benefits, drive growth and value into local economies and navigate complex systems. There is also a need to ensure good regulatory frameworks support these agreements and their goals.

You are invited to join AMCHAM for a unique discussion over lunch on Thursday, 27 October 2022 to meet a veteran of such matters.

Jose Raul Perales will speak about The Role of Trade Facilitation in Today's World - How regulatory frameworks can maximize the impact of trade agreements to a small audience where you can have an open and candid discussion about some of the challenges and measures that both government and private enterprise need to address for success.

Event Details:

Date: Thursday, 27 October 2022

Time: 12:00pm -2:00pm

Venue: Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur

RSVP: Required


  • Jose Raul Perales (Deputy Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation of Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE ))

    Jose Raul Perales

    Deputy Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation of Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE )

    José Raúl Perales is Deputy Director of the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation. He oversees a team of experts involved in the design and implementation of all in-country projects and serves on the management team of the Alliance.

    Prior to joining CIPE, Perales served as the Assistant Secretary for the Private Sector at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. In this role, Perales advised the Secretary on the impact of the Department’s policies, regulations, and processes on private sector companies, universities, and not-for-profit institutions and enhanced strategic communications in order to help the public and private sectors jointly meet their shared responsibility for homeland security. Perales has also served as the Director for the Americas at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and as Executive Director and Vice-President of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) where he developed key Chamber policy initiatives in the Americas, especially on trade facilitation and Cuban affairs, and oversaw AACCLA’s operations and several policy programs. Previously, Perales was the Senior Associate at the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center. Perales also served as trade policy adviser to the government of Puerto Rico, where he successfully created a strategy for advancing the island’s foreign trade interests, mediated government-private sector interaction on commercial affairs, and participated in trade negotiations at the regional (Caribbean) and multilateral (World Trade Organization) levels.

    From 2009-2014 Perales was an adjunct professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. He has published articles and edited volumes on economic regionalism, trade policy, international relations, and Latin American politics and development, in English and Spanish, both languages in which he is fluent. He has also been a visiting researcher at academic institutions in Argentina, Chile, France, and Uruguay.

    Perales graduated summa cum laude from the University of Puerto Rico (B.A.) and completed doctoral studies in political science at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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CY@M, Level M, Sheraton Imperial Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

If you have any questions please contact Christy Ooi

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