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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).


    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.


    ESCAP-ARTNeT/ITD Training course on "Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade"

    The training course on "Trade Facilitation and Paperless Trade" is being organized by 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, 25-26 May 2017, UNCC, Bangkok.

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

    This workshop aims at building the capacity of junior government officials to simplify and automate trade-related procedures. An update on the state of implementation of key trade facilitation and paperless trade measures in the region will be presented. Important agreements and other instruments will be introduced, in particular the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement and the new Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Cross-Border Paperless Trade in Asia and the Pacific.

    For more information please contact ARTNeT Secretariat at

    ARTNeT Newsletter: May 2017

    • Upcoming event: ESCAP-ARTNeT-ITD training course on trade facilitation and paperless trade (25-26 May 2017, Bangkok, Thailand)
    • Recent event: ARTNeT dialogue on "Analyzing non-tariff measures: Collating evidence and setting research agenda"(26-27 April, Bangkok, Thailand)
    • What should be the ARTNeT future research on NTMs about? - Sharing the result of our Survey


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