Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing alongside Sulaimah Mahmood, the city state’s chief negotiator in the RCEP trade talks. Photo: Facebook
Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing alongside Sulaimah Mahmood, the city state’s chief negotiator in the RCEP trade talks. Photo: Facebook

Asean women were key negotiators for CPTPP, RCEP. Are they better than men at talking trade?

  • Veteran diplomat Tommy Koh singled out Singapore’s women trade negotiators for praise following the signing of the RCEP deal
  • Female trade experts from the region, however, suggest that although they bring certain skills to the table, their success has nothing to do with gender

Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing alongside Sulaimah Mahmood, the city state’s chief negotiator in the RCEP trade talks. Photo: Facebook
Singapore’s Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing alongside Sulaimah Mahmood, the city state’s chief negotiator in the RCEP trade talks. Photo: Facebook
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