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ARTNeT Consultative Meeting on Trade and Investment Policy
Coordination and Consultation in Preparation of ARTNeT Phase II

Date
16-17 July 2007
Venue
Bangkok, Thailand
Organizers
UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division
Objective
To report research findings of the regional research team on trade and investment to policy makers.
Documentation
Summary and Highlights
ARTNeT Phase II Consultation Summary

Opening statement
Xuan Zengpei, Director, Trade and Investment
Division, UNESCAP


Presentations:

Session 1:Trade and investment linkages: Theory and recent
evidence

Interactions between FDI and import/export of FDI
receiving and sending countries

Santi Chaisriwatsuk, Director, CIEDS, NIDA, Thailand

Session 2:Trade and investment linkages: Sectoral evidence in
developing countries

Impact of Trade Liberalization on Foreign Direct
Investment in Indian Industries

Rashmi Banga, UNCTAD, India

Trade & Investment Linkages in Higher Education
Services in Malaysia

Siew Yean Tham, Deputy-Director, IKMAS, National
University of Malaysia


International Trade and Investment policy reforms and
their effect on the development of small and medium
enterprises - The case of Indonesia

Tulus Tambunan, Director, CISMES, Universitas Trisatki,
Indonesia


Trade and Investment Liberalization in the Philippines
Josef Yap, President, Philippine Institute of Development
Studies, Philippines


Session 3:Trade and Investment Policy Coordination: Evidence from
developing countries

Trade and Investment Linkages in Nepal: Impact on
Productivity and Exports and Need for Policy Coordination

Dilli Raj Khanal, Chairman, IPRAD, Nepal

Note on Trade and Investment Policy Coordination in
Lao PDR

Sirisamphan Vorachit, Deputy Permanent Secretary,
Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Lao PDR


Session 4:Trade and Investment Policy Coordination: Evidence from
Preferential Trade Agreements

Investment Provisions in Asian RTAs: Relevance,
Emerging Trends, and Policy Implications

Nagesh Kumar, Eexecutive Director, RIS, India

Consultation on ARTNeT Phase II
ARTNeT Phase II Project Proposal
Tiziana Bonapace, Yann Duval, UNESCAP

Session 5:Towards and Beyond Trade and Investment Policy
Coherence

The OECD Policy Framework for Investment
Michael Gestrin, Senior Economist, OECD

Vietnam practice in investment – related Policy
Formulation and the PFI

Hien Thi Minh Nguyen, Ministry of Planning and
Investment, Foreign Investment Agency, Viet Nam


Australia's Interest in the Policy Fraework for Investment
Roy Nixon, The Treasury, Australia

Korea’s New Trade and Outward FDI Policies: Facilitating
the Presence of Korean SMEs in Regional and Global
Markets

Seong-Bong Lee, Korea Institute for International
Economic Policy


Remarks on Section 5 "Towards and Beyond Trade
and Investment Policy Coherence"

Jay Menon, ADB Institute

Session 6:Emerging Policy Research Questions -- Toward a
research agenda on Trade, Investment and Policy
Coherence for ARTNeT Phase II

Waiting for Godot? The troubled prospects for a
multilateral framework on investment

Pierre Sauve, Senior Research Fellow, NCCR-Trade
Regulation, Switzerland


The IISD Model International Agreement on Investment
for Sustainable Development

Aaron Cosbey, Senior Project Advisor, IISD

Explaining Asian Outward FDI
Rashmi Banga, UNCTAD, India

Background documents:

Session 2:Impact of Trade Liberalization on Foreign Direct
Investment in Indian Industries

Bishwanath Goldar and Rashmi Banga

Trade and Investment Linkages in Higher Education
Services in Malaysia

Siew-Yean Tham

Trade and Investment Liberalization Effects on SME
Development: A literature Review and a Case Study
of Indonesia

Tulus Tambunnan

Consultation Session on ARTNeT Phase II:
External Review of ARTNeT Phase I
Suppermaniam Manickam

Country notes:

Bangladesh
Bhutan
Cambodia
Indonesia
Lao PDR
Malaysia
Mongolia
Nepal
Pakistan
Philippines
Russian Federation
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Participants
Programme
Information note for participants
Guideline for preparation of Country Notes
List of participants
Contact
Mr. Yann Duval
Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Policy Section
Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP
Email: duvaly@un.org

Last updated: 3 August 2007
 

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