PRESS RELEASE: OCO Global announce latest expansion in the Asia Pacific with presence in Malaysia.

21 Jan 2021 | Asia

Leading specialist trade and investment advisory firm OCO Global is further expanding its presence across Asia with the appointment of KW Group, as Associate Regional Partner based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The new partnership will enhance OCO Global’s presence across the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, supporting existing operations in China, South Korea and Japan, while boosting OCO Global’s footprint across Asia Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand.

Joachim Arnold, Chief Operating Officer, OCO Global, said: “By expanding OCO Global’s international network across Asia Pacific at this critical time, we aim to fully exploit the potential across the Asian markets, facilitating in-bound Trade as well as Foreign Direct Investment into the region. The region provides exciting growth opportunities for foreign companies and we can provide the platform to access these through our market expertise and networks in APAC.”

OCO Global has been working with clients in South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand for many years, but now intends to strengthen these relationships in the market with a local presence. The first step into the region will give OCO Global the capacity and expertise to build out their network via additional strategic partnerships in this diverse marketplace. OCO Global plan to establish a team in all key Asia Pacific markets offering enhanced services to foreign trade and investment clients.

The partnership with KW Group cements OCO Global’s position as one of the world’s largest full-service dedicated Trade and Investment firms, adding to a growing global presence which includes offices and local representation services in the Americas, Europe, Africa, Middle East, China, Japan, South Korea and Asia Pacific.

Joachim continued: “It’s an exciting time for OCO Global and we hope to expand our operations in the region further as demand for trade and investment within Asia surges.  The new Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) forms the world’s largest trading bloc, covering a third of the global economy and we hope to capitalise on that by eliminating barriers to trade and investment in the region we will boost the intraregional cross-border economic activity”.

KW Group, Managing Director Andrew Keable, has been supporting Trade & Investment across the Asia Pacific region since 2005. KW Group was established in 2010, working with companies, international development institutions as well as government organisations including National Development Agencies, Customs, Tax and Trade Administrations.

Andrew Keable, said: “Partnering with OCO Global is a natural fit for KW Group, we specialise in supporting organisations who are growing into the Asia Pacific region, as well as offering a world class network for regional clients looking for growth into new regions.

The partnership with OCO Global is an exciting move as it allows us to expand our service offering through OCO Global’s vast international networks.  We look forward to the start of a significant new chapter in the OCO Global growth story in the Asia Pacific region and to support economic recovery post Covid”.


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About OCO Global

OCO Global is a leading specialist provider of trade and investment services.  Headquartered in Northern Ireland, OCO Global has offices in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Japan, UAE, China and The US.

OCO Global’s clients including leading national, state and regional economic development organisations such as The Department For International Trade (DIT), Enterprise Florida and The Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO), as well as private companies seeking to enter new markets or grow their domestic base, including EY, PWC, Siemens, Smiley Monroe and Santander.

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About KW Group

For over ten years KW Group has been at the centre of FDI, Trade & Investment in Asia.  Specialising in inbound and outbound FDI, Trade & Investment, Supply Chain Digitalisation, Trade Intelligence, Trade Digitalisation & Market Access from their HQ in Malaysia.

KW Group work extensively with Multilateral Trade Agencies, Development Banks & Trade Government Agencies & Enterprise Clients across technical consulting, capacity development and events.

Key partners include: UNCTAD, IATA, APMEN, International Network of Customs Universities (INCU), International Trade Centre (ITC), IPCSA, Trade Data Monitor, KGH Customs, UAE Ministry of Economy & Dentsu Tracking

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