The proposed Dialogue entitled “Industrial development strategies and the WTO” intends to generate an informal discussion in a non-negotiating mode on possible new approaches to address the underlying industrialization objectives of low income countries. The Dialogue will provide a platform for knowledge sharing among Geneva-based negotiators, providing expert, in-depth analysis and perspectives on selected issues tabled by the G90, namely subsidies, local content requirements, and transfer of technology.  By engaging on the economic rationale behind these policy measures, policy options and country experiences, the Dialogue will explore options to design new circumscribed flexibilities to address specific development concerns without necessarily creating new categories of developing countries.

This dialogue is part of the ICTSD initiative "WTO: Paths Forward". Building on the outcomes of MC11 in Buenos Aires, this initiative provides a platform to exchange perspectives and in-depth analysis on possible options for WTO-based processes going forward and into the 12th Ministerial Conference.

 This event is by invitation only.

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Wednesday, 18 April 2018 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

This informal roundtable aimed at scoping what is ahead for global trade policy with attention to regional and bilateral initiatives.

Building on and in complement to the WTO, other venues of integration to global markets have become a key fixture in the global trade policy landscape, pioneering ways to tackle 21st century economy features and governing world trade. In the next few years, a growing share of activity is expected to take place on the bilateral and RTA front, but the vector of this effort is less clear. Data and new policy initiatives suggest that we’re in for a Eurasian or Trans-Pacific pivot. To some, we’re headed into a recess, a risk of retreat, or a revamping of integration. Which is it?

Participation in this informal roundtable is by invitation only. 

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Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 9:30am to 12:00pm