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PECC International Project: Asia-Pacific Strategies for the Global Trading System.

From October 28, 2019 until October 30, 2019
Categories: PECC Events, FPTPEC, APFC

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PECC International Seminar Series: Vancouver

Asia-Pacific Strategies for the Global Trading System

28 - 30 October 2019

 

Program

 

Monday, 28 October 2019  
   
 0900 - 0910
 
 Welcome Address
  • Stewart Beck, President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

 Opening Remarks
  • Don Campbell, PECC Co-Chair, Chair CANCPEC, Strategic Advisor DLA Piper

 0910 - 0930   Keynote Address ( pdf download (360 KB) )
  • Pascal Lamy, Chair FPTPEC

 0930 - 1050
 

 
Current Challenges to the International Trading system: Part 1
This first session aims to provide an analysis of the evolution of trade over the past few decades and to discuss current shifts in the international trade architecture.

 Chair:
  • Rob Scollay, Auckland University

 Current Challenges faced by the WTO and the multilateral trading system
  • Stephen de Boer, Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO

 Trade Outcomes from the G7 Summit in France
  • Philippe Sutter, Consul General of France in Vancouver

 Can the Centre hold? Revitalizing the WTO ( pdf download (222 KB) )
  • Debra Steger, Former Director of the Appellate Body Secretariat of the WTO, Professor, Univesity of Ottawa

 TPP-11, the Japan-EU EPA, and RCEP following the G20 Osaka Summit ( pdf download (2.93 MB) )
  • Masahiro Kawai, Representative Director & Director-General, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA)

 1045 - 1050  Concluding remarks by the Chair

 1050 - 1100  Break

 1100 - 1230 

 Current Challenges to the International Trading System: Part 2

 Chair:
  • Richard Cantor, Chief Credit Officer, Moody's Corporation, Chair USPECC

 Essential features of the Rules-Based Trading System of the Future ( pdf download (549 KB) )
  • Rob Scollay, University of Auckland

The International Trading System, the EU's Perspective
  • Pascal Lamy, Chair FPTPEC

The Pacific Alliance, the TPP11 and the International Trading System
  • Jorge Heine, Research Professor, Pardee School of Global Studies, and former Ambassador of Chile to China

WTO Reform and China ( pdf download (286 KB) )
  • Henry Gao, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University

The Role of the Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) ( pdf download (1.17 MB) )
  • Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary General, PECC International Secretariat

 1220 - 1230  Concluding Remarks by Chair

 1230 - 1330  Lunch Break

 1330 - 1500 

 
The New Trading Order Across the Pacific
This session will explore the future direction of the global trade and investment architecture. Panelists will discuss various policy measures, other than tariffs, that can potentially affect trade in goods and services.

 Chair:
  • Pascal Lamy, Chair FPTPEC

New trade agreements: How can they fit with a WTO approach: the US/Canada/Mexico Trade Agreement
  • Stephen de Boer, Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO

 The European Union and Japan Trade Agreement
  • Masahiro Kawai, Representative Director & Director-General, Economic Research Institute for Northeast Asia (ERINA)

 FTAAP Next Generation Trade & Investment Issues (NGeTi): A Business Perspective ( pdf download (458 KB) )
  • Juan Navarro, Lecturer, Royal Roads University

The Future of U.S. Trade Policy
  • Charles Morrison, Senior Fellow, East West Center, Former PECC Co-Chair

1445 - 1500 Concluding Remarks from Chair

1500 - 1515 Break

 1515 - 1700 The New Trading Order across the Pacific: Part 2 - Security Issues and Non-Tariff Measures

Chair:
  • Don Campbell, PECC Co-Chair, Chair CANCPEC, Strategic Advisor DLA Piper

Trade facilitation issues: how differences in regulation can be reduced ( pdf download (739 KB) )
  • Marion Jansen, Chief Economist, International Trade Centre (ITC)

International Trade and Security
  • Jeffrey Reeves, Vice President of Research, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

Middle Power Coordination in the Tradition and Digital Economy in the Asia-Pacific: Canadian Opportunities ( pdf download (530 KB) )
  • Stephen Nagy, Fellow, Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Visiting Fellow, Japan Institute for International Affairs

1655 - 1700 Concluding remarks by the Chair

 
Tuesday, 29 October 2019  

 0900 - 1035 
 
Trade in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Digital Trade
This session will look at policy development for the various dimensions of digital trade, including the development of e-commerce, cross border data flows and privacy protection. How does e-trade affect the mulilateral trading system and can it facilitate the inclusion of developing economies on the global scale?

 Chair:
  • Charles Morrison, Senior Fellow, East West Center, Former PECC Co-Chair

 Data is different: Why the World Needs a New Approach to Govern Cross-Border Data Flows ( pdf download (1.32 MB) )
  • Susan Ariel Aaronson, Research Professor of International Affairs, Director, Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, George Washington University, Senior Fellow, CIGI

Competition, Fragmentation, and Governance: Challenges of the Rising E-Commerce Economy
  • Yves Tiberghien, Professor, University of British Columbia, Director Emeritus, Institute of Asian Research

 Digital Trade: Digital Technology and Implications Beyond GDP Measures and Policies ( pdf download (3.76 MB) )
  • Duangthip Chomprang, Director, International Cooperation, Institute for International Trade and Development

 1030 - 1035  Concluding remarks by the Chair

 1035 - 1045  Break

 1045 - 1200

  
The governance and impacts of artificial intelligence
This panel will discuss the impact of AI and relevnt issues in digital economy, data governance, and increasingly entangled tech-geopolitics web in the er of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

 Chair:
  • Hugh Stephens, Vice Chair, CANCPEC

The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Global E-Commerce: The Amazon vs. Alibaba Case Study ( pdf download (1002 KB) )
  • Simon Mueller, Co-Founder and Vice President, The Future Society

 AI Policy from East to West: A Cultural and Ethical Look at the Policies Governing AI ( pdf download (432 KB) )
  • Dongwoo Kim, Project Specialist, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

 Data Regulation in Trade Agreements: Three Digital Kingdoms ( pdf download (317 KB) )
  • Henry Gao, Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University

 1155 - 1200  Concluding remarks by the Chair

 1200 - 1300  Lunch Break

 1300 - 1445  The Governance and Impacts of Artificial Intelligence: Part 2 - Expert Roundtable Dialogue

Chair:
  • Jean-Luc Le Bideau, FPTPEC

Governing AI: From Principles to Implementation
  • Barbara Olagaray Gatto, Senior Director, Global Government Affairs, Microsoft

AI Plans, Data Governance and Comparative Advantage ( pdf download (988 KB) )
  • Susan Ariel Aaronson, Research Professor of International Affairs, Director, Digital Trade and Data Governance Hub, George Washington University, Senior Fellow, CIGI

Managing AI's distributional consequences and the risk of global fragmentation
  • Yves Tiberghien, Professor, University of British Columbia, Director Emeritus, Institute of Asian Research

Commentators:
  • Duangthip Chomprang, Director, International Cooperation, Institute for International Trade and Development

  • Marion Jansen, Chief Economist, International Trade Centre (ITC)

  • Simon Mueller, Co-Founder and Vice President, The Future Society

 1440 - 1445  Concluding remarks by Chair

 1445 - 1500  Break

 1500 - 1700  Gender and Trade
This session will examine the key issue of gender perspectives in trade policy. Panelists will discuss the breadth and efficacy of measures taken by governments and intergovernmental agencies to promote women's economic empowerment through trade.

 Chair:
  • Marion Jansen, Chief Economist, International Trade Centre (ITC)

1430 - 1440 Keynote Address
  • Marion Jansen, Chief Economist, International Trade Centre (ITC)

  Expert Roundtable Dialogue
   Human Rights Concerns in Trade Policy: Recent Legal Reforms ( pdf download (306 KB) )
  • Pitman Potter, Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia

The Gender Trade Gap: Gender-Specific Constraints Affecting Women in Trade
  • Stephen de Boer, Canada's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the WTO

Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement
  • Judit Fabian, Visiting Researcher, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa

APEC's Work on Women and Trade ( pdf download (320 KB) )
  • Chen-Sheng Ho, Vice Chair CTPECC

Mainstreaming Gender in Trade Agreements ( pdf download (255 KB) )
  • Debra Steger, Former Director of the Appellate Body Secretariat of the WTO, Professor, Univesity of Ottawa

 1655 - 1700  Concluding remarks by Chair

   
 Wednesday, 30 October 2019 
   
 0900 - 1130  Concluding Session

 Chair:
  • Pascal Lamy, Chair FPTPEC

 0900 - 0915 A business point of view: New challenges for MNEs, Trade and Environment ( pdf download (2.68 MB) )
  • Nicolas Renard, Advisor to the Chairman and CEO, Veolia

 0915 - 0930 View from Canadian Private Sector
  • Don Campbell, PECC Co-Chair, Chair CANCPEC, Strategic Advisor DLA Piper

0930 - 1115 Concluding Roundtable
This concluding roundtable will serve as a guided discussion amongst all participants. The objective of this discussion is to put forward actionable policy recommendations which will be established in this seminar's legacy document.

  • Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary General, PECC International Secretariat

  • All Participants

1115 - 1130 Concluding remarks
  • Don Campbell, PECC Co-Chair, Chair CANCPEC, Strategic Advisor DLA Piper

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