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Pro-poor trade facilitation and measures
in developing Asian Countries

26 March 2013
Bangkok, Thailand
UNESCAP Trade and Investment Division
The purpose of the meeting is to get the comments of researchers and advisors on the papers for further improvement as well as to disseminate the findings so that they can follow the methodologies in their future research.
Session 1:

Trade Facilitation and Poverty Reduction in Asia and the Pacific: A Case Study of South Asian Corridor
Prabir De, RIS, India

Barriers to International Entrepreneurship in Agricultural Sector of Bangladesh: Focus on Vegetable Production
Abu Hena Reza Hasan, Department of International Business, Bangladesh

Session 2:
Trade facilitation and microfinance for poverty reduction in the GMS: The case study of Thailand,
Kornkarun Cheewatrakoolpong, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University

Poverty, Inequality and Trade Facilitation in Low and Middle Income Countries
Nguyen Viet Cuong, Ministry of Industry and Trade of Viet Nam

Session 3:

The Impact of Agricultural Trade Facilitation for Agricultural Food Exports in Indonesia and Southeast Asia
Masyhuri, Center for World Trade Studies, Indonesia

Impact of EPZs on Poverty Reduction and Trade Facilitation in Sri Lanka
Chandana Karunaratne, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka

Session 4:

The Impact on Ongoing Trade Facilitation Improvement on Export-oriented Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Indonesia
Tulus Tambunan, Head, Centre for Industry, SME & Business Competition Studies, Indonesia,

Trade Facilitation & Poverty Reduction: the case study on China and ASEAN
Laping Wu, College of Economics & Management, China Agricultural University
List of participants
Information note for participants
Mr. Rajan Sudesh Ratna
Economic Affairs Officer
Trade Policy and Analysis Section
Trade and Investment Division, ESCAP
Email: [email protected]

Last updated: 28 March 2013

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