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ARTNeT GMS Consultative Meeting on Bridging the
Development Gaps in the GMS

Date
1-2 June 2009
Venue
Hanoi, Viet Nam
Organizer
UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division
Objective
To discuss and disseminate results from the on-going ARTNeT GMS study as well as other studies by ARTNeT members and partners.
Documentation
Presentations:

Policy Economy of GMS Regional Integration: Stakeholder Mapping and Analysis

Session 1: Development gaps and the political economy of regional
integration in the GMS

GMS and ASEAN Development Gaps: A Comparative
Introduction to GMS Countries

Yann Duval, Economic Affairs Officer, Trade and
Investment Division


The Political Economy of Regional Integration in the
Greater Mekong Subregion - A Stakeholder Analysis
of a GMS Trade Facilitation Initiative and its Context

Lawrence Strange, Executive Director, CDRI

Session 2: National level coordination and stakeholder consultation
mechanisms for regional cooperation and integration in
GMS countries

Case Study of Cambodia
Sothy Khieng, CDRI

Case Study of China
Bin Xiong, Kunming University of Science and
Technology, China


Case Study of Lao PDR
Xaysomphet Norasingh, ERIT

Case Study of Thailand
Kornkarun Cheewatrakoolpong, Chulalongkorn
University


Session 3: Regional integration policies and mechanisms beyond
the GMS

The Political Economy of Regional Integration in ASEAN
& Policies for Regional Convergence

Hank Lim, Research Director, SIIA, Singapore

The political economy of regional integration in the
European Union and mechanisms for regional
convergence

Francois Bafoil, Research Director, CNRS-Sciences
Po, France


Export of services and economic growth: Needs and opportunities for the GMS countries

Session 1: Services trade restrictiveness index: Case study of
telecommunication and banking in GMS countries

Analysis of services trade liberalization and economic
growth: Case study of telecommunication and banking
sectors in GMS countries

Khin Maung Nyunt, Assistant Professor, Mae Fah
Luang University, Thailand


Session 2: Country specific findings of the study

Case Study of China
Yao Lu, Yunnan Agricultural University
Case Study of Cambodia
Chan Hang Saing, CDRI
Case Study of Myanmar
Khin Maung Nyunt
Case Study of Thailand
Rapipong Promnart, Mae Fah Luang University, Thailand
Case Study of Viet Nam
Tran Quoc Trung, Ministry of Planning and Investment,
Viet Nam


Session 3: Policymakers perspective on services liberalization:
Case study of financial services in CLMV and lessons
from other countries

Policy makersí perspective on services liberalization:
Financial services in CLMV

Buanvanh Volavong, Director, Ministry of Industry
and Commerce, Lao PDR


Progress of liberalization of trade in services in SAFTA
Douglas Jayasekera, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Session 4: Drivers of services trade liberalization in ASEAN and
implications for GMS countries

Drivers of Services Trade in ASEAN and implications
for GMS countries

Deunden Nikomborirak, Research Director, TDRI

Session 5: Services trade liberalization, links to development
and advances in research for policy making

Services Liaberalization and Regulatory Challenges
Joy V. Abrenica, University of the Philippines
Participants
Programme
Information note for participants
List of participants
Contact
Ms. Mia Mikic
Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Policy Section
Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP
Email: mikic@un.org

Mr. Yann Duval
Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Facilitation Section
Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP
Email: duvaly@un.org

Last updated: 17 June 2009
 

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