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On 7 November, ICTSD and the World Economic Forum organised a dialogue to critically analyse and discuss advancement of the G20 Guiding Principles for Global Investment Policymaking, a key outcome of the 2016 G20 Hangzhou Summit. A session was dedicated to assessing the current level of coherence of G20 countries with the guiding principles, taking as a baseline investment agreements by these countries to measure how far investment protection under international law matches with the G20 principles.

Discussions also sought to determine how the outcomes of the 2016 G20 Trade and Investment Ministers Meeting serve to reinforce the global trade and investment agenda, considering prospects for trade and investment coherence at a multilateral level and calls for investment facilitation. The Trade and Investment Working Group (TIWG) has already served to institutionalise the trade and investment link.

The dialogue also aimed to explore the implications of the work of the G20 TIWG and the G20 principles for non-G20 members and the global development dimension under the overarching objective of sustainable development and inclusive growth.

More information can be found on the E15Initiative website.

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Monday, 7 November 2016 - 8:30am

As in all previous years of the event, ICTSD will engage with the global trade community at the WTO’s 2016 Public Forum. ICTSD will participate in a number of sessions at the three day event, which will focus on the theme “Inclusive Trade.”

Bridges reporters will be at the event, reporting on any meaningful developments emerging from discussions. ICTSD will also be hosting a booth in the WTO for the duration of the three-day event. The booth will feature a number of recent publications related to the event theme.

NEW INNOVATIONS IN REGIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS AND THE ROLE OF THE RTA EXCHANGE
Room S2, WTO Headquarter
Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 17:30 - 19:00

THE NEW LANDSCAPE FOR INCLUSION IN DIGITAL TRADE 
Room S3, WTO Headquarter
WEDNESDAY, 28 September 2016, 15:30 - 17:00

ENABLING SUSTAINABLE INVESTMENT FOR INCLUSIVE GROWTH 
Room S2, WTO Headquarter
Thursday, 29 September 2016, 09:00 - 10:30

SERVICES AND INCLUSIVENESS IN LDCs & LICs: SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, SMEs, AND GENDER 
Room S3, WTO Headquarter
Thursday, 29 September 2016, 15:30 - 17:00

ACHIEVING INCLUSIVENESS THROUGH GVCs IN LDCs & LICs 
Room S1, WTO Headquarter
Thursday, 29 September 2016, 17:00 - 18:30

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 5:03pm to Thursday, 29 September 2016 - 5:03pm

The session examined new innovations in RTAs, and how can they inform the work being done at the multilateral level in order to promote more inclusive trade and economic growth. We looked specifically at how new disciplines in RTAs are helping to promote SMEs, improve the functioning of GVCs and the interplay between trade and technology.

These disciplines can benefit the multilateral trading system, but to take advantage of best practices, governments, private sector leaders and policy makers need to engage in dialogue and information sharing in a coordinated manner. Tools like the RTA Exchange – an initiative developed in the context of the E15 Initiative’s Group of Exerts on RTAs – can help this process by facilitating the exchange of information and negotiating experiences, and promoting greater dialogue in order to identify ways in which best practices can be multilateralised, and where opportunities for cooperation and convergence exist.

Moderator:

  • Ricardo MELÉNDEZ-ORTIZ, Chief Executive, ICTSD

Speakers:

  • Bernard HOEKMAN, Professor and Director of Global Economics, European University Institute
  • Lucian CERNAT, Chief Trade Economist, European Commission
  • Theresa CARPENTER, Executive Director, Graduate Institute Geneva’s Centre for Trade and Economic Integration
  • Jonathan T. FRIED, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the WTO

More information can be found on the E15Initiative website.

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016 - 3:15pm