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Outcome Document - Third Trade and Investment Week

3 January 2014

The Third Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week, organized by the Trade and Investment Division of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), concluded successfully on 22 November 2013 after five days of engaging discussions under the theme “Promoting Inclusive Trade and Investment”. The Week comprised 15 events and a multitude of activities designed to engender purposeful dialogue and interaction among Governments, businesses, civil society, international organizations, and academia on trade and investment related issues.

Highlights of the Final Day at Trade and Investment Week

22 November 2013

The Trade and Investment Week concluded today with the adoption of the Report, calling for strengthened regional cooperation in trade and investment. The Committee also agreed to move forward in discussions aimed at facilitating cross-border paperless trade, which will help cut barriers to trade in the region and assist in the adoption of more efficient trade practices.

Highlights of Day Four at Trade and Investment Week

21 November 2013

Following the first three days of the Trade and Investment Week, the fourth day continued to feature interesting events. The Third Session of the Committee on Trade and Investment proceeded to discuss the future directions of ESCAP’s Trade and Investment subprogramme. The morning also kick started the two-day joint WIPO/ESCAP/UNEP Workshop on the environmentally safe disposal of IP infringing goods.

Highlights of Day Three at Trade and Investment Week

20 November 2013

Day three of the Trade and Investment Week featured the start of the Third Session of the Committee on Trade and Investment, the centrepiece of the Week. The opening of the Session included the official launch of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report (APTIR) as well as addresses from highly distinguished quests. The Session continued with a panel discussion on the timely theme of this year’s APTIR: “Turning the Tide: Towards Inclusive Trade and Investment.”

Deal in Bali is Critical for Multilateral Trading System

20 November 2013

Ahead of the forthcoming 9th WTO Ministerial Conference, the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) convened a high-level dialogue yesterday entitled ‘Reviving Multilateralism: Road to Bali and beyond’.

Highlights of Day Two at Trade and Investment Week

19 November 2013

The second day of the Trade and Investment Week continued with a series of highly engaging events, featuring notable speakers and panelists from around the region. Discussions ranged from ways to revive the Doha Round of multilateral trade negotiations to the importance of creating a legal framework to support paperless trade systems.

Highlights of Day One at Trade and Investment Week

18 November 2013

The Third Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment week kicked off in Bangkok today with some 250 participants representing Governments, academia, NGOs and the private sector from more than 30 countries across the region. The day hosted meetings on topics ranging from responsible business practices, trade facilitation, aid for trade, sustainable agricultural mechanization, and south-south cooperation for science and technology capacity building.

Trade and Investment Week Kicks Off with Responsible Business Practice Conference

18 November 2013

Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week 2013 opened in Bangkok today with a regional conference on responsible business practices jointly organised by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission of Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Asia-Pacific Trade & Investment Week 2013

30 September 2013

For the third Asia-Pacific Trade & Investment Week the theme is “Promoting Inclusive Trade and Investment”. This is also the focus of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2013, which highlights current regional trends, and discusses policies to ensure inclusive development outcomes from trade and investment.

Cover of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Ivestment Report 2013
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2013
The annual report from the ESCAP Trade & Investment Division
Asia-Pacific Business Week 2013 Booklet
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week Booklet
Guide to attending ESCAP Trade & Investment Division 2013
Asia-Pacific Business Week 2013 Brochure
Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week Brochure
Learn more about what ESCAP does to facilitate Trade & Investment opportunities in Asia and the Pacific.
Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2013
Asia-Pacific Business Forum 2013
APBF is the first and only regional multi-stakeholder business forum organized by UN ESCAP

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