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Delivering on the WTO Round: A High-level
Government-Business Dialogue for Development

Date
4-6 October 2005
Venue
Macao, China
Organizers
UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division
International Trade Centre
Objective
To improve national decision-making of policy makers on trade issues.
Documentation
Opening statement
Mr. Kim Hak-Su, Under-Secretary General, United Nations
and Executive Secretary, UNESCAP

Working lunch addresses
Mr. Victor Fung, Li & Fung (Trading), Ltd.
Mr. Suthad Setboonsarng, PriceWaterhouseCooper,
Bangkok, Thailand

Closing statement
H.E. Thomas Aquino, Senior Undersecretary, Department
of Trade and Industry, Philippines

Concept note
Background references

Presentations:

Session 1: Panel - "Delivering Doha Development Goals:
Multi-stakeholders' Perspectives from Asia-Pacific"


The DOHA Development Agenda and An Enhanced Global
Partnership for Development: Promise or Reality?

Mr. Kim Hak-Su, Under-Secretary General, United Nations
and Executive Secretary, UNESCAP


Harnessing Trade for Global Poverty Reduction
Bernard Hoekman, Research Manager, Development
Research Group, The World Bank


Session 2: Multilateralizing Regionalism: Towards An Integrated and
Outward-oriented Asia-Pacific Economic Area


Integrating the Asia-Pacific Economic Area for An
Enhanced Global Partnership

Tiziana Bonapace, Chief, Trade Policy Section and
Mia Mikic, Economic Affairs Officer, Trade and Investment
Division, UNESCAP


Multilateralizing Regionalism: Towards An Integrated and
Outward-oriented Asia-Pacific Economic Area

Piyanuch Malakul Na Ayuthya, Committee on Trade
Rules and International Trade, Thailand


Session 3: Liberalization in Agricultural Trade

Liberalisation in Agricultural Trade: Issues and Concerns
Mr. Biswajit Dhar, Professor and Head, Centre for WTO
Studies Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Indian Institute
of Foreign Trade (IIFT)


Session 4: Implications of the NAMA Negotiations for the Asia-Pacific
Region


Implications of the Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA)
Negotiations

Jose Antonio Buencamino, Special Trade Representative,
Permanent Mission to the WTO, Philippines


Implications of the NAMA Negotiations for the Asia-Pacific
Region

Ms Jenny Yip, Assistant Director-General of Trade and
Industry, Hong Kong, China


Implications of the NAMA Negotiations for the Asia-Pacific
Region

Manab Majumdar, Team Leader, WTO and FTA Division,
Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry


Session 5: Anyone wearing new clothes?

Textiles and Clothing Challenges for Asia: Is there anyone
wearing new clothes?

Matthias Knappe, Senior Market Development Officer, ITC

Cambodia’s Textile and Garment Export
Vong Bunintreavuth, Deputy Director, Investment and
Cooperation Department, Ministry of Economy and
Finance, Kingdom of Cambodia


Sustaining Nepalese Garment Industry after Quota
Abolition

Bijendra Man Shakya, Garment Association - Nepal (GAN)

Session 8: Trade Facilitation

Sri Lanka Trade Facilitation Progress And The Way
Forward

Mahinda Parakrama Dissanayake, Aitken Spense
Shipping, Ltd., Sri Lanka


Session 9: Business Advocacy in Trade Policy: Representing
Asia-Pacific Interests in Multilateral Negotiations


Response to Call for Business Advocacy
Jason T. Lao, Director III, Department of Trade
and Industry, Philippines


Papers:

Session 3: Liberalization in Agricultural Trade

Liberalization in Agricultural Trade: Issues and Concerns
Biswajit Dhar, Head of the Centre for WTO Studies,
Indian Institute of Foreign Trade


Session 6: Services: Importance of Further Liberalization for
Business and Economic Development in the Region


Services: Importance of Further Liberalization for
Business and Economic Development in the Region

Christopher Findlay, Asia Pacific School of Economics
and Government, Australian National University, Australia


Session 7: Trade Adjustment and Business Development Financing

Trade Adjustment and Business Development Financing
Jean-Pierre Chauffour, Senior Economist and
Representative to the WTO, International Monetary Fund


Session 9: Business Advocacy in Trade Policy: Representing
Asia-Pacific Interests in Multilateral Negotiations


Business Advocacy in Trade Policy: Representing
Asia-Pacific Interests in Multilateral Negotiations

Peter Naray, Consultant, ITC
Participants
Information note for participants
Programme
List of participants
Contact
Ms. Mia Mikic
Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Policy Section
Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP
Email: mikic@un.org

Last updated: 20 October 2005
 

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