By Florian Alburo
This brief reviews some of the salient results from the on-going ARTNeT research studies on trade facilitation and provides some guidance on the needs and priorities associated with selected trade facilitation measures discussed by the Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation (NGTF), as well as their relative implementation costs and sequencing. Implications for the negotiations on trade facilitation are then discussed.
This is the presentation on Need for Regional Partnership Development for Geo-referenced Information Sharing, by Mr. Sujit Mohanty, UNISDR, Asia Pacific, delivered during the Regional Workshop on Geo-referenced Disaster Risk Management Information System for South-East and East Asia, and the Pacific, held in Bangkok, Thailand on 20 to 22 February 2013.
This is the presentation on Applying GIS and Remote Sensing to Measure Disaster Risk: Example of Ecosystem Accounts, by Mr Daniel Clarke, Statistician, ESCAP, delivered during the Regional Workshop on Geo-referenced Disaster Risk Management Information System for South-East and East Asia, and the Pacific, held in Bangkok, Thailand on 20 to 22 February 2013.
By Parakrama Samaratunga, Kamal Karunagoda and Manoj Thibbotuwawa
This policy brief discusses the regional agricultural trade liberalization efforts in SAEs, highlighting the factors which hampered it and outlining prospects for a more effective liberalization.
By Biswajit Dhar
This policy brief reviews traditional arguments for trade liberalization and provides a closer look at the additional reasons for use of government intervention, including trade policy, in agriculture in a developing country, with a particular reference to India.
By Uttam Kumar Deb
This brief is based primarily on Deb. (2006), which documents various types of NTBs faced by agricultural exports from two LDCs (Bangladesh and Cambodia) to the markets of three developed countries (EU, USA and Japan) and two developing countries (India
and Thailand). The brief puts forward implications of the findings for domestic policies and WTO negotiation strategy to be pursued by LDCs in general and Bangladesh and Cambodia in particular.