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27 November 2014

THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS

By Harsha Vardhana Singh

There is not much time before we face a new paradigm of trade regulations

A breakthrough between the US and India effectively resurrected the WTO Bali package of trade agreements in November allowing the post-Bali work programme and work on all Bali decisions to resume. Nevertheless, with the proliferation of plurilateral, regional and mega-regional negotiations, the prospects for the Doha Round and the WTO remain uncertain. As the world’s largest trading economy, China has an important stake in a well-functioning multilateral trading system. In this context, what role can China play in completing the Doha Round and reinvigorating the WTO?

China has launched a new and broad round of opening-up and economic reforms: new FTA negotiations, BIT negotiations, active engagement in plurilateral and secotral initiatives, new Silk Road, and new South-South cooperation. What does China want from these FTAs? What’s the prospect of these BIT negotiations and what challenges for multinational companies in China? What’s the stake and difficulty in plurilateral and sectoral initiatives? How will China keep closely cooperation with other developing countries?

Against this backdrop, the thirteenth Annual Conference on WTO and China in Beijing will provide a platform for experts from China and other major economies and Chinese officials to share their insights and seek solutions.

This event is jointly organised by University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), China Society of WTO Studies (CWTO) and ICTSD China. It will be held on the UIBE campus in Beijing.

 

随着巴厘一揽子协议僵局的解决,WTO的后巴厘工作计划和巴厘一揽子协议执行决定的工作都将恢复。然而,伴随着全球诸边、区域、巨型区域协议谈判的兴起,WTO多哈回合谈判和多边体制的前景仍然堪忧。作为世界上最大的贸易经济体和发展中国家,多边贸易体制对于中国至关重要。中国在结束多哈谈判、复兴WTO中将发挥什么作用?

与此同时,中国刚刚启动一轮新的、更为深入的对外开放和经济改革:新的自贸区谈判、双边投资协定谈判、积极参与诸边和部门谈判、新丝绸之路和南南合作。中国的自贸区战略和目的是什么?双边投资协定谈判的前景何在,在华跨国企业面临何种挑战?中国在部门和诸边谈判中的利益和立场是什么?中国如何通过新丝绸之路和南南合作来加强与其他发展中国家的关系?

在此背景下,2014年第十三届WTO与中国学术年会将为来自国内外的专家学者、国内政府官员提供一个交流平台,分享他们的见解并寻求这些问题的答案。

本次年会由对外经济贸易大学(UIBE)、中国世界贸易组织研究会(CWTO)、国际贸易和可持续发展中国中心(ICTSD China)在对外经济贸易大学诚信楼三层国际会议厅举办。

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This event is jointly organized by University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), China Society of WTO Studies (CWTO) and ICTSD China. This event is supported by British and Norwegian Embassies in Beijing. ...

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Thursday, 18 December 2014 - 10:28am

 

This conference highlighted several issues that are at the forefront of the role that services are playing in the 21st century world economy. In various panel discussions, experts presented findings from selected chapters in a forthcoming Research Handbook on Services Trade to be published by Edward Elgar.

The conference was a joint undertaking by the ICTSD and the World Trade Institute (University of Bern). The event was held at the World Trade Organization in Geneva under the joint sponsorship of the Missions of Colombia and Mexico, the current and former Chairs of the Committee on Trade in Services in Special Session.

 

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Trade Preferences for Environmentally Friendly Goods and ServicesImplications for 21st Century Trade and Development of the Emergence of Services Value Chains Revisiting Regional Trade Agreements and Their Impact on Services TradeSuspension of Concessions in the Services Sector: Legal, Technical and Economic ProblemsAdvancing Services Export Interests of Least-Developed Countries: Towards GATS Commitments on the Temporary Movement of Natural Persons for the Supply of Low- Skilled Services
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Tuesday, 25 November 2014 - 2:00pm to Wednesday, 26 November 2014 - 6:30pm

Торговля услугами – новые возможности для роста и развития

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Совокупная доля услуг в глобальной экономике постоянно увеличивается, и сегодня они занимают ключевую позицию в структуре международной торговли. В этом выпуске "Мостов" мы предлагаем Вашему вниманию статьи по актуальным вопросам, связанным с торговлей услугами.

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