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    Supporting Equitable Economic Development in ASEAN: Impact of Regional Integration (AEC) on Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (CLMV countries).

    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).

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    Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Agreement Database - APTIAD

    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.

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    ESCAP-ARTNeT/ITD Training course on "E-Commerce and Emerging Digital Trade Agenda"

    The Asia-Pacific Research and Training Network on Trade (ARTNeT) of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD) and the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand, is organizing a training course on "E-Commerce and Emerging Digital Trade Agenda", 15-16 June 2017, Bangkok, Thailand.

    The participants will include officials and stakeholders from Thailand, Cambodia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Viet Nam, Nepal, Bhutan and Timor-Leste.

    The training aims to contribute towards development of foundational level competencies in order to 1) Form an understanding of the importance of e-commerce within the Inclusive Trade and Digital Economy context; 2) Create familiarisation of emerging future trade enabling agendas including new terms, reference points; 3) Formulate country level agenda to promote e-Commerce for SME and start-ups; and 4) Perform preliminary country level assessment of e-Trade readiness.

    For more information please contact ARTNeT Secretariat at artnetontrade@un.org.

    ARTNeT Newsletter: June 2017

    • ALERT: Public perception survey on "Contribution of preferential trade agreements to inclusive and equitable trade"
    • ARTNeT Working Paper No. 167: Join hands or walk alone? Evidence on lobbying for trade policy in India by Amrita Saha
    • Upcoming event: ESCAP-ARTNeT/ITD training course on "E-Commerce and emerging digital trade agenda" (15-16 June 2017, Bangkok)

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