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WTO/ESCAP/ARTNeT Advanced Regional Seminar
on Multilateral Negotiations in Services
for Asian and Pacific Economies

19-21 September 2006
Kolkata, India
UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division
To review recent developments and emerging agreements in the DDA negotiations on services, to deepen participants' understanding of issues of particular relevance to the negotiations, and to assess implications of trade liberalization in selected services sectors important for the region.
Opening statement
Mr. Xuan Zengpei, Director, Trade and Investment Division,


Banking and Insurance liberalization in Malaysia
Muthi Samudram, Monash University, Malaysia

Financial Integration in ASEAN: Lessons from EU
Gloria O. Pasadilla, Senior Research Fellow, Philippine
Institute for Development Studies

International Trade in Services: Evolving Issues for
Developing Countries

Prabir De, Research and Information System for
Developing Countries (RIS), India

Services Trade in Nepal: A Comparative Case Study of
Banking and Insurance Sectors

D. R. Khanal, Institute for Policy Research and
Development (IPRAD)

Services Trade in Nepal, Bangladesh and Malaysia: A Case
Study of Banking and Insurance Sectors (Bangladesh Study)

Salahuddin Ahmad, Head, Department of Business
Administration, Uttara university, Bangladesh

Background papers:

Editorial conventions for the submission of revised offers

Disciplines on domestic regulation in the accountancy sector

Services negotiations under the GATS: Current state of play
(request-and-offer process)

General Agreement on Trade in Services

The General Agreement on Trade in Services: An

Guidelines and procedures for the negotiations on trade in

Guidelines for the scheduling of specific commitments
under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

Understanding on commitments in financial services
Questionnaire for participants
Information note for participants
List of participants
Ms. Mia Mikic
Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Policy Section
Trade and Investment Division, UNESCAP
Email: [email protected]

Last updated: 4 October 2006

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