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Third ARTNeT Consultative Meeting of Policy Makers
and Research Institutions

1-2 November 2006
Macao, China
UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division
To report ARTNeT research findings to policy makers and approve the ARTNeT research programme 2006-2007
Welcome remarks
Mr. Kim Hak-Su, Under-Secretary-General, United Nations
and Executive Secretary, UNESCAP


Session 1:   Update on the ARTNeT Thematic Study on Trade

ARTNeT Thematic Study on Trade Facilitation: Update
Yann Duval, Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP

Trade Facilitation, Regional Integration and Logistics

Andrew Stoler, Institute for International Trade, Australia

Trade Facilitation A Way Forward
Florian Alburo, University of the Philippines

Session 2:   Selected ARTNeT short-term studies

Utilisation of Preferential Trade Arrangements: Sri Lanka’s
Experience with EU and US GSP Schemes

Janaka Wijayasiri, Institute for Policy Studies, Sri Lanka

Institutions and Trade in Pacific Island Countries
Azmat Gani, The University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Trade Liberalization and Development in ICT Sector and its
Impact on Household Welfare in Viet Nam

Tran Quoc Trung, Ministry of Planning and Investment,
Viet Nam

Session 3:   ARTNeT Regional Study on Services Trade and
related research

Services Trade in Nepal, Bangladesh and Malaysia:
A comparative case study of Banking and Insurance

Muthi Samudram, Monash University Malaysia

Financial Integration in Financial Integration in ASEAN:
Lessons from EU ASEAN: Lessons from EU

Gloria Pasadilla, Philippine Institute for Development

Assessing Barriers to Trade in Education Services
in Developing ESCAP Countries: An Empirical Exercise

AjitavaRaychaudhuri,Jadavpur University Kolkata,

Trade in Services: a way forward
Christopher Findlay, University of Adelaide, Australia

Session 4:   Online and analytical tools for trade policy makers

ARTNeT Trade Priority Research Survey and
Programme 2007

Yann Duval, UNESCAP

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Agreements Database
Mia Mikic, UNESCAP

Session 5:   Policy makers demands for trade related research and
approval of ARTNeT research programme 2007

Current and future initiatives of UNCTAD in selected areas
and countries in Asia

Sven Callebault, United Nations Conference on Trade
and Development

Update on Implementation of ARTNeT Research Programme 2005-6
ARTNET Research Programme 2006-07
Tentative programme
Information note for participants
Suggested issues and questions for preparation of the meeting
List of participants
Related meeting
The Post-Doha Research Agenda for Developing Countries - WTO/ESCAP/ARTNeT Workshop, 30-31 October 2006
Mr. Yann Duval
Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Policy Section
Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP
Email: [email protected]

Last updated: 16 November 2006

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