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Short courses for Permanent Missions in Geneva
New trade reality and multilateralism
Palais des Nations, Geneva (Room XXV)
Monday,04 Nov 2013 (10:00 to 13:00)

This short course will explore how the new reality of trade – in terms of trade patterns, trade flows, the growth prospects (including economic sustainability) and the trading system – challenges conventional thinking on trade policy. Its objective is twofold: (a) to map out key issues that configure how the current multilateral framework succeeds or fails in meeting the challenges emerging from the new trade reality; (b) to discuss national actions required to meet the challenges, particularly from the perspective of sustainable development.
The specific topics that will be covered are: (a) the new reality of international trade and emerging challenges; (b) a panoramic view of the importance of multilateral systems (in terms of negotiations for trade liberalization and trade law enforcement); (c) aspects on the relation between the multilateral system and today’s trade reality; (d) sustainable development issues – stylized facts; (e) emerging sustainable development challenges; (f) competitiveness of countries in international trade

Delivered by: the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities

From 10 am to 1pm

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