Global Review of Aid for Trade 2017, Side Event 51 on Fostering Trade, Inclusivity and Connectivity through Preferential Trade Agreements

12 Jul 2017
Geneva, Switzerland

Preferential trade agreements (PTAs) have a very important role to play in fostering trade and inclusivity. In recent times the increasing thrust on digitization in the elements of the PTAs has the added benefit of helping to facilitate connectivity. It is this perspective on contribution of PTAs to the theme of the Global Review that will be brought out in the side event.

This side event is co-organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and will draw on findings in their joint project on “Enhancing contribution of preferential trade agreements to inclusive trade”. It will discuss experiences, lessons and recommendations on the formulation of relevant provisions and adjustment mechanisms in PTAs to promote greater inclusivity.

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