The National Meeting is intended to provide a forum where the findings of a Nicaraguan case study commissioned by ICTSD will be presented. The case study, which focuses on tourism services, environmental services and logistics services seeks to analyse the relevance of the services sector in advancing the sustainable development goals of Nicaragua, the opportunities and risks appurtenant to liberalising trade in selected services sectors or modes of supply and possible options regarding the corollary regulatory reform and other flanking measures that may be needed to achieve these goals, will be presented.

Immediately following the National Meeting, there will be an Experts’ Roundtable which will be facilitated by an international trade in services expert. This expert will compile the main elements raised during the discussion and reflect them in a Roadmap for Implementation. This roadmap will constitute a practical tool for policy makers to take the next step and translate the domestic interests identified in each priority sector into specific domestic reform proposals.

Managua, Nicaragua
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Monday, 26 February 2007 - 12:00am