EU – SINGAPORE FTA update
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Singapore in collaboration with The European Union Delegation to Singapore presents EU – SINGAPORE FTA update ABOUT THE SPEAKER Mr Raffaele Quarto (First Counselor) is currently Head of the Economic and Trade Section at the EU Delegation to Singapore. During the last three years Mr Quarto covered the position of Trade Policy Coordinator in the Directorate General for Trade in Brussels, where he was responsible for trade and investment relations with Indonesia, Brunei and East Timor. He also covered ASEAN regional matters, in particular the EU-ASEAN Business Summits. An experienced trade official with a strong background in Asian matters, Mr Quarto has also been posted at the EU Delegations in Indonesia (from 2001 to 2005) and in South Korea (from 2005 to 2009) as the Head of the Economic and Trade Section. His experience at the Commission is completed by a stint at the European statistics office, dealing with international trade statistics, and a four year period as Economist at the Chief Economist Unit of DG Trade between 1997 and 2001. Before entering the Commission in 1994, Mr Quarto worked at the Economic Research Department of the Italian Trade Commission in Rome. Mr Quarto was born in Milan in 1962 and holds a Degree in Political Economy from BocconiUniversity and a Master Degree in International Relations from ULB.