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

From October 28, 2019 until October 30, 2019
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PECC International Seminar Series: Vancouver

Asia-Pacific Strategies for the Global Trading System

28 - 30 October 2019

 

Program
(as of 27 August 2019)

 

Monday, 28 October 2019  
   
 0900 - 0910
 
 Welcome Address
 Opening Remarks

 0910 - 0930  Keynote Address
   
 0930 - 1050  Session 1A: Current Challenges to the International Trading system
   
 0930 - 0950  Current Challenges faced by the WTO and the multilateral trading system

 0950 - 1010  Proposal for a new trading system from the G20 meeting in Tokyo and suggested Guidelines for FDI

 1010 - 1030  The future of trade: WTO reform and the multilateral trading system

 1030 - 1050  China principles and proposals for a WTO reform

   
 1050 - 1100  Break
   
 1100 - 1230  Current Challenges to the International Trading System: Expert Roundtable Dialogue
   
 1100 - 1130     
  •  Outcome and suggestions from the Canada Ministerial meeting on WTO
  •  Essential features of the Rules-Based system of the future
  •  An EU Perspective
  •  The Latin American approach; The Pacific Alliance
  •  An Asian's perspective
  •  PECC's role

 

 1130 - 1215  Chair Moderated Discussion

 1215 - 1230  Concluding Remarks by Chair
   
 1230 - 1330  Lunch Break
   
 1330 - 1600  Session 1B: Non-Tarriff Barriers and Non-Tarriff Measures
   
 1330 - 1350  How to overcome trade distortion, and measures which affect trade negatively

 1350 - 1410  Trade facilitation issues: how differences in regulation can be reduced
   
 1410 - 1425  Break
   
 1425 - 1600         
  •  The New Trading Order across the Pacific
  •  New trade agreements, how can they fit with a WTO approach: the US/Canada/Mexico trade agreement
  •  International Trade and Security
  •  The EU/Japan trade agreement
  •  How to alleviate the cost of doing business in Asia?
  •  Middle Power Coordination
  •  Is the new trade order in the US is likely to benefit both local and foreign enterprises?
  •  A business point of view: New challenges for MNEs, trade and environment
  •  Next Generation trade issues

 

 Chair Moderated Discussion
 
 Tuesday, 29 October 2019 
   
 0900 - 1025  Session 2A: Trade in the age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution: Digital Trade
   
 0905 - 0925  What is the impact of E-commerce and artificial intelligence on trade?

 0925 - 0950  (Topic to be confirmed)

 0950 - 1010  Digital Economy and the challenge for Global Governance - control of data flows

 1010 - 1030  (Topic to be confirmed)

 1030 - 1035  Concluding remarks by the Chair

   
 1035 - 1045  Break
   
 1045 - 1200  Session 2B: The governance and impacts of artificial intelligence
   
 1050 - 1110  With the development of technological innovation, what can we expect to see as new global order

 1110 - 1130  What governance for E-trade and artificial intelligence, what sectors to be concerned?

 1130 - 1150  What role does artificial intelligence play? Which sectors are concerned?

 1150 - 1200  Chair Moderated Discussion
   
 1200 - 1300  Lunch Break
   
 1300 - 1415  Session 2C: The governance and impacts of artificial intelligence: Expert Roundtable Dialogue
   
 1300 - 1405  (Topics to be confirmed)

 1405 - 1415  Concluding remarks by Chair
   
 1415 - 1430  Break
   
 1430 - 1700  Session 3: Gender and Trade
   
 1430 - 1650  (Topics to be confirmed)

 1650 - 1700  Concluding remarks by Chair
   
 1830 - 2100  Symposium Dinner
   
 Wednesday, 30 October 2019 
   
 0930 - 1215  Session 4: Concluding Roundtable
   
 0930 - 0945  Opening Remarks

 0945 - 1200  Roundtable discussion (Break at 1045 - 1100)

 1200 - 1215  Concluding remarks

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Brian Lynch
Chair, New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Wellington Branch; Chair, New Zealand Committee of PECC; Former alternate New Zealand member of the APEC Business Council.


Global Value Chains for an Asian Century
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Canada's "Progressive" Trade Agenda: Let's be careful how far we push it
Hugh Stephens
Distinguished fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC)


Comment: Canada - Japan relations: Time to hit reset
Hugh Stephens
Distinguished fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC)


The trouble with Canada’s ‘progressive’ trade strategy
Hugh Stephens
Distinguished fellow, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; Vice-Chair of the Canadian National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation (CANCPEC)