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FTAAP: Asia-Pacific Economic Integration by 2020 and Beyond

From October 15, 2015 until October 16, 2015
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FTAAP: Asia-Pacific Economic Integration by 2020 and Beyond

15-16 October 2015, Beijing

 

Executive Summary

Day 1, Thursday 15 October 2015

0900-0930 

Opening Session

Welcome Remarks

  • Tang Guoqiang, Chair, China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CNCPEC); Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

Keynote Speech - FTAAP: An Outlook

Moderator

  • Donald Campbell, Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Senior Strategy Advisor; Davis LLP

Keynote Speakers

  • Wang Shouwen, Vice Minister of Commerce, PRC
    (download)

  • Gonzalo Gutierrez Reinel, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Peru
    (download)

0930-0945

 Group Photo

0945-1115

Session I: Bogor Goals and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
This session will cover two issues. Firstly, after taking stock of APEC's achievements in promoting trade and investment liberalization, the panel will discuss whether APEC could reach the Bogor Goals by 2020. Secondly, the panel will discuss how to set a clear goal of FTAAP by 2020 and beyond, giving full consideration to the status quo of the Asia-Pacific economic cooperation, the situation in 2020, and the role that the region is supposed to play in promoting multilateral trade process.

Moderator

  • Zhang Yunling, Academician and Director of International Studies, CASS

Speakers

  • Sun Zhenyu, Former Vice Minister, Ministy of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, PRC; Former Chinese Ambassador to WTO

  • Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
    (download)

  • Antonio Basilio, Chair, Philippine Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (PPECC)
    (download)

  • Dato' Supperamaniam Manickam, Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

Free Discussion

1115-1130        

Coffee Break

1130-1300

Session II: Prospective Free Trade Area in the Asia-Pacific Region - Trade in Goods
The session will mainly discuss the strengths and weakness of the arrangements of trade in goods in the current mega-FTAs (TPP, RCEP, AEC, PA etc), their innovative arrangements, and the potential social-economic impacts, and identify the components in these FTAs that can be used to promote regional economic integration and build FTAAP.

Moderator

  • Denis Hew W.Y., Director, Policy Support Unit, APEC

Speakers

  • Sun Yuanjiang, Deputy Director-General, Department of International Trade and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, PRC

  • Peter Petri, Professor, Brandeis University
    (download)

  • Dato' Steven Wong, Deputy Chief Executive of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
    (download)

  • Shen Minghui, Director, Department of Emerging Economies, National Institute of International Strategies, CASS
    (download)

Free Discussion

1300-1400

Lunch

1400-1530

Session III: Prospective Free Trade Area in the Asia-Pacific Region - Investment and Service
The session will mainly discuss the strengths and weakness of the arrangements of investment and service in the current mega-FTAs (TPP, RCEP, AEC, PA etc), their innovative arragements and potential social-economic impacts, and identify the components in these FTAs that can be used to promote regional economic integration and build FTAAP.

Moderator

  • Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary-General, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

Speakers

  • Rob Scollay, Director, APEC Study Center, Auckland University
    (download)

  • Jorge Heine, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Chile to the People's Republic of China

  • Chen Wenling, Deputy Director, China Center for International Economics Exchanges

  • Zhuang Rui, Professor, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), China
    (download)

Free Discussion

1530-1545

Coffee Break

1545-1730

Session IV: Prospective Free Trade Area in the Asia-Pacific Region - 21st Century New Issues
The session will focus on the 21st Century New Issues in the current mega-FTAs (TPP, RCEP, AEC, PA etc), their merits and implications, innovative or ambitious approaches, and the potential social-economics impacts and repercussions, and try to identify areas conducive to regional economic integration and the formation of FTAAP.

Moderator

  • Dato' Steven Wong, Deputy Chief Executive of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

Speakers

  • Jeffrey Schott, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

  • Rob Scollay, Director, APEC Study Center, Auckland University
    (download)

  • Zhang Jianping, Director, Department for International Economic Cooperation, Institute for International Economic Research of NDRC

Free Discussion

1830-2030

Dinner

Special Address

Moderator

  • Charles Morrison, President, East-West Center

Invited Speaker

  • Tan Jian, China APEC Senior Official

 

Day 2, Friday 16 October 2015

0900-1030

Session V: The Role and Positioning of FTAAP
Based on the thorough discussion of various mega-FTAs, this section will mainly discuss the importance of promoting Asia-Pacific economic integration after 2020 when the Bogor Goals are supposed to be accomplished and explore from the global and long-term development perspectives the rationale for Pan-Asia-Pacific free trade arrangement, and identify  the right approach that the various parties are supposed to take toward the building of FTAAP.

Moderator

  • Cai Penghong, Senior Fellow, Institute for Foreign Policy Studies, Shanghai Institute for International Studies

Speakers

  • Donald Campbell, Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Senior Strategy Advisor; Davis LLP

  • Djisman Simandjuntak, Chair, Indonesia National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (INCPEC)
    (download)

  • Tan Khee Giap, Chair, Singapore National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (SINCPEC)
    (download)

  • Dong Yan, Director of International Trade Research Division, Institute for World Economic and Politics, CASS
    (download)

Free Discussion

1030-1045

Coffee Break

1045-1215

Session VI: An Outlook of the Substantial Contents of FTAAP
On the basis of previous discussions, this session will compare the various RTAs/FTAs and explore the substantial contents that should be included in the future FTAAP. These contents should reflect the next generation issues and the different pursuits of economies at different development levels.

Moderator

  • Dato' Supperamaniam Manickam, Distinguished Fellow, Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia

Speakers

  • Gonzalo Gutierrez Reinel, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Peru

  • Zhao Zhongxiu, Vice President, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) China
    (download)

  • Kenichi Kawasaki, Senior Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Adjunct Fellow, Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA)

  • Liu Chenyang, Director, APEC Study Center, Nankai University
    (download)

Free Discussion

1215-1330

Lunch

1330-1500

Session VII: Possible Difficulties and Challenges in Realizing FTAAP
This session will predict difficulties and challenges that are likely to appear in the realization of FTAAP and discuss how to overcome them so as to realize common development. The discussion will include: possibilities of aligning TPP and RCEP and other FTAs/RTAs, and how to strike a balance between the concerns of the developed and the developing economies.

Moderator

  • Antonio Basilio, Chair, Philippine Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (PPECC)

Speakers

  • Tan Jian, China APEC Senior Official

  • Charles Morrison, President, East-West Center
    (download)

  • Djisman Simandjuntak, Chair, Indonesia National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (INCPEC)
    (download)

  • Chul Chung, Vice Chair, Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (KOPEC)
    (download)

  • Andrew Elek, Research Associate at the Crawford School of Public Policy, Australian National University
    (download)

Free Discussion

1500-1515

Coffee Break

1515-1645

Session VIII: Recommendations to the Collective Strategic Study of FTAAP
Based on the previous discussions, this session will try to reach 10 to 15 recommendations to the APEC in the preparation of the Collective Strategic Study.

Moderator

  • Tang Guoqiang, Chair, China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CNCPEC); Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

Speakers

  • Denis Hew W.Y., Director, Policy Support Unit, APEC

  • Peter Petri, Professor, Brandeis University

  • Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary-General, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council
    (download)

  • Zhang Yunling, Academician and Director of International Studies, CASS

  • Chul Chung, Vice Chair, Korea National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (KOPEC)

Free Discussion

1645-1715

Closing Session

Keynote Speech: Consensus and Action for Asia Pacific Prosperity

Moderator

  • Donald Campbell, Co-Chair, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council; Distinguished Fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Senior Strategy Advisor; Davis LLP

Keynote Speaker

  • Li Baodong, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, PRC
    (download)

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