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Bangkok - 19 Jan 2021

News Number: N/01/2021

Senior government officials and key stakeholders will convene from 25 to 29 January to deliberate issues of importance to trade and investment policymaking in the Asia-Pacific region. The Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week, hosted by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), features several engaging virtual events on trade facilitation, trade and investment agreements, science, technology and innovation policies, and responsible business practices.

The ESCAP Committee on Trade and Investment – the key platform for regional dialogue and intergovernmental collaboration on trade and investment — will also convene its seventh session during the Week, from 27 to 29 January 2021. The Committee will review recent trends and developments in trade and investment in Asia and the Pacific such as the impacts of rising protectionism and the COVID-19 pandemic, and promoting inward and outward foreign direct investment in the post-COVID-19 era.


7th Asia-Pacific Trade & Investment Week, 25 - 29 January 2021

Members of the media and public are invited to watch the proceedings virtually:  

When:                                    25-29 January 2021

Watch online:             

Key speakers:                      Ms. Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and
                                                Executive Secretary of ESCAP

                                               Mr. Vangelis Vitalis, Deputy Secretary, Trade and Economic, New Zealand, and Chair
                                                of the APEC2021 Senior Officials' Meeting

Key Events:                                       

25-26 January                       Sixth Meeting of the Interim Intergovernmental Steering Group on Cross-Border
                                                Paperless Trade Facilitation

26 January                             Webinar on Enhancing Trade Information Portals

27 January                             Webinar on LDC Graduation and Trade

27-29 January                       Seventh Session of the ESCAP Committee on Trade and Investment

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