Committee on Trade and Investment, Fifth Session

31 Oct 2017 to 2 Nov 2017
Bangkok, Thailand


The Committee on Trade and Investment is one of the nine committees that make up the subsidiary structure of the Commission. It is held every other year. The fifth session of the Committee will refer to the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2017: Channelling Trade and Investment into Sustainable Development as the background document and will consider the following agenda items: reviewing the role of trade and trade policy as drivers of regional integration and prosperity in an era of economic uncertainty; promoting trade facilitation, paperless trade and electronic commerce for sustainable development; investment and enterprise development for sustainable development; consideration of the future focus of the trade and investment subprogramme; consideration of draft resolutions for submission to the Commission at its seventy-fourth session; and other matters.

The Committee is expected to conduct a substantive interactive dialogue on the theme topic of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2017 and related issues, to formulate concrete policy recommendations in this regard and provide guidance to the secretariat on its subprogramme and activities in the area of trade and investment.

The Committee session will take place during the Fifth Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week, which will be held from 30 October to 3 November 2017. Various events during the TI Week will enrich the deliberations of the Committee session.

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Agenda Item 3
3. Adoption of the agenda

Annotated provisional agenda (E/ESCAP/CTI(5)/L.1)

Agenda Item 4
4. Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2017
(a) Review of recent trends and developments
(b) Channelling trade and investment into sustainable development

Summary of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2017 (E/ESCAP/CTI(5)/1)

Summary of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2017 (E/ESCAP/CTI(5)/1/Corr.1)

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Agenda Item 5
5. Reviewing the role of trade and trade policy as drivers of regional integration and prosperity in an era of economic uncertainty

Reviewing the role of trade and trade policy as drivers of regional integration and prosperity in an era of economic uncertainty (E/ESCAP/CTI(5)/2)

Reviewing the role of trade and trade policy as drivers of regional integration and prosperity in an era of economic uncertainty (E/ESCAP/CTI(5)/2/Corr.1)

Agenda Item 6
6. Promoting trade facilitation, paperless trade and electronic commerce for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Promoting trade facilitation, paperless trade and electronic commerce for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (E/ESCAP/CTI(5)/3)

Agenda Item 7
7. Investment and enterprise development for sustainable development

Investment and enterprise development for sustainable development (E/ESCAP/CTI(5)/4)

Agenda Item 8
8. Consideration of the future focus of the trade and investment subprogramme
(b) Private sector engagement

Effectively engaging the business sector in achieving the sustainable development agenda: the role of the ESCAP Sustainable Business Network and the Asia-Pacific Business Forum (E/ESCAP/CTI(5)/5)

Agenda Item 11
11. Adoption of the report

Draft report (E/ESCAP/CTI(5)/L.2)

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017
08:30 - 09:00
Registration
09:00 – 09:30
Agenda item 1: Opening of the session
09:30 – 09:45
Break
09:45 – 09:50
Agenda item 2: Election of the Bureau
09:50 – 10:00
Agenda item 3: Adoption of the agenda
10:00 – 12:00
Agenda item 4: Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2017

(a) Review of recent trends and developments

(b) Channelling trade and investment into sustainable development

Panel discussion: “Channelling trade and investment into sustainable development”

12:00 – 14:00
Lunch
14:00 – 15:00
Agenda item 5: Reviewing the role of trade and trade policy as drivers of regional integration and prosperity in an era of economic uncertainty
15:00 – 15:30
Break
15:30 – 17:00
Agenda item 5(continued): Reviewing the role of trade and trade policy as drivers of regional integration and prosperity in an era of economic uncertainty
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
09:00 – 10:30
Agenda item 6: Promoting trade facilitation, paperless trade and electronic commerce for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals
10:30 – 11:00
Break
11:00 – 12:30
Agenda item 7: Investment and enterprise development for sustainable development

Panel discussion: “Promoting and facilitating foreign direct investment for sustainable development”

12:30 – 14:30
Lunch
14:30 – 15:30
Agenda item 8: Consideration of the future focus of the trade and investment subprogramme

(a) Proposed strategic framework for the period 2020-2021

(b) Private sector engagement

15:30 – 16:00
Break
16:00 – 17:00
Agenda item 9: Consideration of draft resolutions for submission to the Commission at its seventy-fourth session

Agenda item 10: Other matters
Thursday, 2 November 2017
14:00 – 15:30
Agenda item 11: Adoption of the report
15:30 – 16:00
Closing