ARTNeT Newsletter: October 2016
- ARTNeT expert group on trade and SDGs initiated
- AWP No. 162: Services liberalization in transition economies - The case of North and Central Asia
- AWP No. 161: Farmer suicides in India and the weather god
With support from Agence Fraincaise de Developpement (AFD), ARTNeT has lauched a new project entitled "Supporting Equitable Economic Development in ASEAN: Impact of Regional Integration (AEC) on Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV countries)." Reflecting the challenges posed by the AEC, the objective of the project is to strengthen the technical and analytical skills of researchers and officials from CLMV countries to manage and assess the impact of: (a) non-tariff measures, and (b) protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) (e.g., through geographical indications for food products exports).
An online database of trade agreements in the Asia-Pacific region. The database contains information on all agreements within the region, an agreement-country matrix, and an advanced search engine allowing to locate agreements by country, agreement name, status, scope, WTO notification status, and keywords.
The Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) will hold a seminar on The impact of Chinese import competition on innovation (patenting and R&D) in Japan, at UNCC, Bangkok, on 7 October 2016, from 10.30-12.00 hrs.
The speaker is Mr. Nobu Yamashita, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Australia. He will give a presentation on the research paper that examines the innovation responses of a panel of Japanese firms to Chinese import competition for the period 1994-2009. The study is based on a comprehensive dataset matching firm-level information to the patent applications stored in the Institute of Intellectual Property Database. Carefully accounting for a simultaneity bias between innovation and importing, authors identify several result.
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