Regional Economic Service
Based in Singapore, under the authority of the Ambassador, the Regional Economic Service for ASEAN countries is responsible for promoting and defending the interests of France while reporting to the State, the public entities and companies the relevant information pertaining to economy, finance and trade. Its missions are :
to analyse economic and financial issues facing ASEAN countries, in close collaboration with the 7 Economic services (Manila, Jakarta, Bangkok, Rangoon, Hanoi, Kuala Lumpur, Phnom Penh) ;
to develop the bilateral relation and enhance cooperation between France and Singapore in areas related to economy : commercial trade, investments, industrial and technological partnerships ;
to support the international development of French companies locally, hand in hand with the Team France Export (Business France, Bpifrance, France’s Trade Advisors, Atout France, French Chamber of commerce) in terms of exports, French investments abroad, foreign investments in France, as well as involvement in major projects ;
to promote France’s attractiveness, working closely with Business France – invest
to organise and coordinate official missions of French authorities to Singapore
The Regional Economic Service is composed of five pillars : 1/ economy and finance, 2/ energy, transport, industry and environment, 3/ intellectual property, 4/ agriculture and phytosanitary, and 5/ French Tech. It is headed by Mr. Frédéric KAPLAN, Minister counsellor for economic affairs, and composed of 11 officers. It ensures the coordination of the French Treasury network within the ASEAN region.