The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), in collaboration with the Department of Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Government of Myanmar is organising a capacity-building workshop on preferential trade agreements, 7-9 June 2017, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
The purpose of the workshop is to increase awareness of government officials and trade negotiators of the potential socio-economic impacts of preferential trade agreements and how they can be managed through ex-ante and ex-post adjustments, thereby enhancing the understanding of participants of how liberalisation through preferential trade agreements can lead to more inclusive and equitable trade.
- Group activity - What is the role of trade in development?
- Session 1: Trade as an engine of growth, by Witada Anukoonwattaka
- Session 2: Trade Protection and Liberalization, by Witada Anukoonwattaka
- Session 3: The rise of regionalism in the multilateral system, by Witada Anukoonwattaka
- Session 4&5: Trade, Trade Facilitation and Preferential Trade Agreements, by Felix Haas
- Session 6&7: Identifying modalities and coverage of Preferential Trade Agreements, by Felix Haas
- Session 8: Designing and securing a mandate and stakeholder consultations, by Panit Buranawijarn
- Session 9: Implementation and evaluation of Preferential Trade Agreements, by Witada Anukoonwattaka
- Session 10: Managing the impacts of trade liberalization, by Witada Anukoonwattaka
- Related document Session 10: Trade Remedies in Preferential Trade Agreements, by Witada Anukoonwattaka