|Title||Future of the World Trading System: Asian Perspectives|
31 August 2012
This project will comprehensively examine the key changes occurring in the world trading system and trace policy implications for Asia. It will study the following: (a) patterns and drivers of production networks; (b) reforms of WTO rules and processes; (c) patterns of free trade agreements (FTAs), consolidation of FTAs into larger region-wide agreements and ways of multilateralizing FTAs; and (d) the economic effects of new forms of commercial and industrial policies.
The inception workshop is intended to organize the core study team members for this project and conduct a brainstorming session on the issues to be addressed. Researchers' preliminary ideas and outline of their reports will be presented and discussed during this workshop.
By invitation only.