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“Interesting Times: Trade and” the Future of the WTO?” en la Conferencia Binanual de la Asociación de Derecho Internacional Económico (SIEL), Washington D.C

“Interesting Times: Trade and” the Future of the WTO?” en la Conferencia Binanual de la Asociación de Derecho Internacional Económico (SIEL), Washington D.C

El Programa Cátedras OMC participó con el panel ” Interesting Times: Trade and the Future of the WTO?” en la Conferencia Binanual de la Asociación de Derecho Internacional Económico (SIEL) que se realizó en Washington DC. En la imagen, Henry Gao (Singapure management University), Pinal Artiran (Istanbul Bilgi)University, Michael Ewing Chow (NationalUNvierstiy of Singapure), Valentina Delich (FLACSO-Argentina)  y Bradley Condon (ITAM, Mexico). Moderó la mesa el Prof. Mark Wu (Harvard University) . El tema central de la mesa fue explorar las cuestiones relacionadas al comercio que, aunque no han entrado aún en la agenda de negociaciones de la OMC, la permean. Este es el caso presentado, por ejemplo, por la Prof. Delich de las certificaciones de sustentabilidad voluntarias que, al no ser estatales, no estarían comprendidas en las normas multilaterales pero que al ser de facto, requisitos para exportar, han devenido obligatorios y no está clara la legitimidad de las organizaciones que las generan y/o controlan. Genera problema su multiplicidad y, por ahora, no reina la transparencia en ese campo. En la misma linea, la Prof.  Pinar Artiran reflexionó sobre la relación de derecho de defensa de la competencia y las normas multilaterales. En particular exploró los argumentos que se desarrollaron en algunos casos disputados en la OMC, haciendo hincapié en la importancia en que la OMC dé cuenta de la importancia de generar o mantener un campo de juego equilibrado y competitivo para los negocios.

Seminario LA POLÍTICA COMERCIAL DE TRUMP. TENDENCIAS EN MATERIA DE ACUERDOS COMERCIALES

Seminario LA POLÍTICA COMERCIAL DE TRUMP. TENDENCIAS EN MATERIA DE ACUERDOS COMERCIALES

Profesores: María Manuela Moccero y Lautaro Ramírez Lugar: Tucumán 1966, CABA – FLACSO Sede Académica Argentina Fechas: Lunes 02 y viernes 06 de julio, de 18 a 20:45 hs – Sala de reuniones 2 Formulario de pre-inscripción: http://inscripcion.flacso.org.ar/inscripcion_interesados_datpersonal.php?idpo=4922        

Scholarships to participants of the fourth edition of its online course on trade and poverty analysis

The Virtual Institute, with support from the Government of Finland, is offering scholarships to participants of the fourth edition of its online course on trade and poverty analysis, to be held June 4 to August 19. Based on the Vi teaching material on trade and poverty, the objective of the course is to provide participants with the empirical tools needed to assess the impact of trade and trade-related policies on poverty and income distribution. In addition to strengthening teaching and research capacities in participants’ countries, the course aims to support governments in the design of pro-poor trade policies conducive to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals. Academics, policymakers and representatives of civil society from developing countries and countries with economies in transition are eligible to participate. Applicants must have knowledge of Stata and trade theory and policy, as well as a Master’s degree in Economics and excellent knowledge of English. The deadline for applications is May 13.

WTO Chairs Annual Conference 2017 6-7 December 2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina

WTO Chairs Annual Conference 2017 6-7 December 2017 Buenos Aires, Argentina

OPENING SESSION: 2017 WCP Conference 09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Remarks Prof. Monica Pinto, Dean, School of Law, University of Buenos Aires 09:10 – 09:25 Opening Remarks Amb Eduardo Tempone, National Director of Multilateralism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Argentina (TBC) Mr. Marc Hasselaar, Embassy of the Netherlands, Buenos Aires 09:25 – 09:40 Introduction to the programme and objective of the conference Mr. Robert Koopman, Director, Economic Research and Statistics Division 9:40 – 10:00 Coffee _______________________________________________________ The first session will take stock of the work undertaken by the Phase I and II Chairs on the basis of the annual reports on the implementation of their 2016-2017 work programmes. __________________________________________________________________ SESSION 1 Chair: Mr Robert Koopman, Director, Economic Research and Statistics Division 10:00 – 11:15 Overview of WCP activities (Phase I and II) in 2016-2017 and planned activities Presentation by WTO Secretariat General discussion 3 ________________________________________________________________ The next three sessions will be interactive sessions among the Chairs (Phase I and II), AB members and the Secretariat focusing on best practices, lessons learned and how the Phase II Chairs plan to sustain their activities after the funding ends. __________________________________________________________________ SESSION 2 Chair: Mr Robert Teh, (ERSD) 11:15 – 12:30 Best practices, Lessons Learned and Ensuring Sustainability: Research Pillar Panellists:  Ms Vera Thorstensen, Getulio Vargas Foundation  Mr Houcine Boughanmi, Sultan Qaboos University  Mr Keith Nurse, University of the West Indies  Ms Dorotea Lopez Giral, University of Chile  Mr Michael Ewing-Chow, National University of Singapore  Ms Tabitha Kiriti Nganga, University of Nairobi  Mr Aly Ahmadou Mbaye, Cheikh Anta Diop University General discussion 12:30 – 14:00 Lunch SESSION 3 Chair: Mr Mustapha Sadni Jallab (ITTC) 14:00 – 15:15 Best practices, Lessons Learned and Ensuring Sustainability: Curriculum Pillar Panellists:  Ms Leila Baghdadi, Tunis Business School  Ms Pinar Artiran, Bilgi University  Mr Riza Noer Arfani, Universitas Gadjah Mada  Mr Taleb Awad Warrad, University of Jordan  Ms Valentina Delich, Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales  Mr Azzedine Ghoufrane, Mohammed V University-Souissi General discussion 4 15:15 – 15:45 Coffee SESSION 4 Chair: Ms Fatima Chaudri (ITTC) 15:45 – 17:00 Best practices, Lessons Learned and Ensuring Sustainability: Outreach Pillar Panellists:  Mr Charlemagne Babatoundé Igue, Université d’Abomey-Calavi  Ms Wilma Viviers, North West University  Mr Boopen Seetanah, University of Mauritius  Mr Sergei Sutyrin, St. Petersburg State University  Mr Lei Zhang, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics  Mr Bradley Condon, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México General discussion ________________________________________________________________ Session 5 will discuss matters from the last annual conference, including the WCP e-platform, the evaluation of the WCP, and the future direction of the WTO Chairs Programme. __________________________________________________________________ SESSION 5 Chair: Mr Maarten Smeets (ITTC) 17:00 – 18:00 Matters from the Last Annual Conference/Future Directions __________________________________________________________________ 5 Day 2: WCP Conference Buenos Aires, Argentina 7 December 2017 _________________________________________________________________ Sessions 6-8 will feature selected research papers by WCP Chairs on a number of trade-related topics with Advisory Board Members serving as discussants. __________________________________________________________________ SESSION 6 Chair: Mr Robert Koopman (WTO) 08:30 – 10:45 Trade and Poverty Presentation by selected Chairs  Mr Charlemagne Babatoundé Igue, Université d’Abomey-Calavi  Mr Taleb Awad Warrad, University of Jordan  Ms Leila Baghdadi, Tunis Business School  Mr Boopen Seetanah, University of Mauritius Discussants:  Mr Stephen Karingi, Advisory Board Member  Ms Trudy Hartzenberg, Advisory Board Member General discussion 10:45 – 11:00 Coffee SESSION 7 Chair: Mr Robert Teh (ERSD) 11:00 – 13:00 Promoting Connectivity Presentation by selected Chairs  Ms Dorotea Lopez Giral, University of Chile  Mr Riza Noer Arfani, Universitas Gadjah Mada  Mr Azzedine Ghoufrane, Mohammed V University-Souissi  Ms Wilma Viviers, North-West University Discussants:  Mr Pierre Sauvé, Advisory Board Member  Mr Mark Wu, Advisory Board Member 6 General discussion Lunch 13:00-14:30 SESSION 8 Chair: Ms Valentina Delich (Argentina) 14:30 – 16:15 Trade: Behind the Headlines Presentation by selected Chairs  Ms Vera Thorstensen, Getulio Vargas Foundation  Ms Pinar Artiran, Bilgi University  Mr Houcine Boughanmi, Sultan Qaboos University Discussants:  Mr Clemens Boonekamp, Advisory Board Member  Mr Alexander Sarris, Advisory Board Member General discussion 16:15 – 16:45 Coffee Closing Session 16:45 – 17:30 Perspective on MCXI  Ambassador Marcelo Cima CONFERENCE PICTURE1 - PICTURE 2 **MORE INFORMATION HERE**

Global Trade Dialogue: the problem as we see it, the responses as we imagine them. Tuesday, December 5th, 2017. Salon Velez Sarsfield Facultad de Derecho, UBA

Global Trade Dialogue: the problem as we see it, the responses as we imagine them. Tuesday, December 5th, 2017. Salon Velez Sarsfield Facultad de Derecho, UBA

PROGRAMME 14:00 – 14:15 Welcome Remarks Prof. Monica Pinto Dean, Facultad de Derecho, UBA 14:15-15:45 Session 1: How do we Make Trade more Inclusive? Chair: Robert Koopman, Director, Economic Research and Statistics Division Speakers:  Leila Baghdadi, Tunis Business School  Dorotea Lopez Giral, University of Chile  Mark Wu, Advisory Board  Mustapha Sadni Jallab, WTO  Juliana Peixoto (UBA, FLACSO) General discussion 15:45-16:00 Break 16:00-17:30 Session 2: MC 11 and Strengthening the Multilateral System Chair: Guillermo Cabanellas, University of Buenos Aires Speakers:  Vera Thorstensen, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV)  Pierre Sauvé, WCP Advisory Board  Michael Ewing-Chow, National University of Singapore  Maarten Smeets, WTO  Sandra Negro (UBA) General discussion 17:30-17:45 Wrapping up and conclusions Ms Valentina Delich, FLACSO/UBA MORE INFORMATION HERE

Call for papers for the Latin American Journal of Trade Policy. Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile.

LATIN AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRADE POLICY CALL FOR PAPERS The Latin American Journal of Trade Policy is an official publication of the Institute of International Studies of the University of Chile. Following an open access policy, the full version of the journal, and individual papers, will be available on-line free of charge. The Latin American Journal of Trade Policy (LAJTP) focusses on trade policy issues in Latin America from a multidisciplinary perspective. A particular aim of the journal is reduce the gap between academia and policymakers. As such, the journal encourages paper submissions on topics related to trade policy formulation, implementation and evaluation; international trade agreements and their impact, including WTO issues and preferential trade agreements; Latin American regional integration processes; and, bilateral trade and investment relations both between Latin American countries and with overseas economies. The journal is interested in publishing papers that draw policy relevant conclusions from academic research, that confront theoretical models with the Latin American experience and that use the specific regional experiences to develop new models. Particular consideration is given to empirical articles using quantitative, qualitative, or a mixed methods approach. We encourage the submission of articles that:  contribute to existing knowledge of trade policy making in Latin America;  develop and advance pertinent theories to the region;  deal with the gap between academia and policy making;  utilize quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method approaches. Additional information about the journal, including guidance for authors, is available on the Latin American Journal of Trade Policy website (www.iei.uchile.cl). We hope you will consider submitting your research to the Latin American Journal of Trade Policy. Contact lajtp@uchile.cl 

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