WTO Project: Restoring Multilateral Trade Co-operation

A series of Roundtable meetings organised by the World Trade Organization.

Seoul, South Korea

12-14 February 2014: 1st Roundtable
Hosted by: the Korean Institute of International Economic Policy
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Brasilia, Brazil

13-15 April 2014: 2nd Roundtable
Hosted by: Fundação Getulio Vargas and Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada

Johannesburg, South Africa

12-13 June 2014: 3rd Roundtable
Hosted by: the South African Institute of International Affairs (Johannesburg, South Africa)
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Johannesburg, South Africa

15 October 2015: Dissemination event
Hosted by: the South African Institute of International Affairs (Johannesburg, South Africa)

Geneva, Switzerland

30 September 2014: Closed dissemination event at the WTO with key stakeholders
2 October 2015: Dissemination event

Dhaka, Bangladesh

22-24 November 2014: 4th Roundtable
Hosted by: the Centre for Policy Dialogue (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
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  • Session 1: WTO in the Post-Bali Phase: Whither LDC Issues? Presentation by Professor Anwarul Hoda
  • Session 2: Plurilaterals, Systemic Concerns and the Interests of the LDCs. Presentation by Taufiqur Rahman
  • Session 3: The Issue of Public Stockholding in the WTO. Presentation by Alan Henry Matthews
  • Session 3: The Issue of Public Stockholding in the WTO. Presentation by Bipul Chatterjee
  • Session 3: The Issue of Public Stockholding in the WTO. Presentation by Rina Oktaviani
  • Session 3: The Issue of Public Stockholding in the WTO. Presentation by Viroj Na Ranong
  • Session 4: Mega Trade-Blocs: Implications and Coping Strategies for the Excluded. Presentation by Biswajit Dhar
  • Session 4: Mega Trade-Blocs: Implications and Coping Strategies for the Excluded. Presentation by Longyue Zhao
  • Session 4: Mega Trade-Blocs: Implications and Coping Strategies for the Excluded. Presentation by Ricardo Bacelette
  • Session 5: Participating in the Global Value Chain: How Low-Income Countries can Maximise the Potential Benefits. Presentation by Khondaker G Moazzem
  • Session 5: Participating in the Global Value Chain: How Low-Income Countries can Maximise the Potential Benefits. Presentation by Richard Cunningham
  • Session 5: Participating in the Global Value Chain: How Low-Income Countries can Maximise the Potential Benefits. Presentation by Rina Oktaviani
  • Session 5: Participating in the Global Value Chain: How Low-Income Countries can Maximise the Potential Benefits. Presentation by Saman Kelegama
  • Session 6: Post-2015 International Development Agenda and Multilateral Trading System. Presentation by Rina Oktaviani

Delhi, India

30 September 2014: dissemination event

Beijing, China

10-11 April 2015: dissemination event

  • The Non-Agricultural Market Access Negotiations: Is there a negotiating dynamic for the major developing economies?Presentation by Richard O. Cunningham
  • Asia-Pacific Megaregional FTAs: Fostering Global Supply Chains?Presentation by Deborah Elms
  • ‘Non-Agricultural Market Access Negotiations and Major Developing Economies,’ Presentation by Anwarul Hoda
  • ‘Value Chains: Implications for (Development) Policy,’ Presentation by Bernard Hoekman
  • ‘TiSA & the WTO/MTS,’ Presentation by Bernard Hoekman
  • ‘Restoring Multilateral Trade Cooperation: Global Values Chains and their Implications for Trade Governance,’ Presentation by Chul Chung
  • ‘The Impact of the TPP on the WTO,’ Presentation by Junji Nakagawa
  • ‘International Trade: Challenges Ahead,’ Presentation by Vera Thorstensen, Emerson Marçal, Lucas Ferraz
  • ‘China in NAMA negotiations,’ Presentation by Xinquan TU
  • ‘Mega-Regional Trading Arrangements and their impacts on WTO: How should China React?,’ Presentation by Winters

Audio files of the Beijing Roundtable:

Brussels, Belgium

5 October 2015: Dissemination event

London, UK

6 October 2015: Dissemination event

Washington, USA

9 October 2015: Dissemination event