Discussion with EU Delegation, On 9 February 2017
On 9 February 2017, EABC President, Mr. Rolf-Dieter Daniel, led EABC Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals working group to meet with EU Delegation to Thailand to discuss about Draft Drug Bill, pricing and reimbursement policy, pharmaceutical related to IPRs, regulatory cooperation, FDA reform, and EU Business Avenues opportunities especially for European SMEs. EU Delegation consisted of Mr. Philipp Dupuis, Minister Counsellor, Head of The Economic and Trade Section, Mr. Patrick Deboyser, Mr. Seth Van Doorn, Mr. Pekka Penttila, Mr. Chet Suksang and Ms. Sutattee Kanchanapisoot. EABC participants were Mr. Thavirap Tantiwongse, Chair of EABC Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals working group, Mr. Chaladbhum Temkasem, EABC Policy Manager, EABC Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals’ representatives, Ms. Warattaya Faengyong, Ms. Christine Kithinz, Mr. Witsanuchai Srijariya, and Mr. Dhanachrist Dolbundarnchoke. The EU Delegation praised the EABC on the progress of policy advocacy activities, and also encourages European companies to communicate their unified voice through European Chamber of Commerce (EABC).