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Workshop on Trade Facilitation in East Asia

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Day One - Trade facilitation - the broader context

Session 1. Welcoming and Opening Speeches

Chair: Mr. John Panzer (pdf  - 6k) , Manager, Trade Department, World Bank

  • H.E. Long Yongtu (pdf  - 6k) , Secretary General of the Boao Forum for Asia
  • Mr. Duanmu Jun (pdf  - 6k), Member of the Board, China General Administration of Customs (Speech - pdf - 314k)
  • Mr. John Clarke (pdf  - 6k), Head, WTO Unit, Directorate General on Trade, EU
  • Mr. Bert Hofman (pdf  - 5k), Lead Economist for China, World Bank, on Trade and Development  (Presentation - pdf - 206k)

Session 2. Trade Facilitation: Components of trade facilitation and the international consensus

Chair: H.E. Sok Siphana (pdf  - 6k), Secretary of State of Commerce, Cambodia

Session 3. Multilateral  Aspects of  Trade facilitation and the Doha Round

Chair:  Mr. John Panzer, Manager, Trade Department, World Bank.

Session 4. Regional aspects of, and approaches to, Trade Facilitation

Chair: Mr. Zhou Bing, Deputy Director of Research, Boao Forum for Asia

Session 5. Trade Facilitation and Country-Specific Experiences: Setting up Trade Facilitation Infrastructure

Chair: Ms. Yan Wang (pdf - 7k), Senior Economist and China Coordinator, WBI,  World Bank

  • Mr. Jayanta Roy (pdf - 6k), Principal Adviser, the Confederation of Indian Industry and Chairman, Working Group on Trade Facilitation, Government of India (presentation pdf - 488k)
  • H.E. Sok Siphana (pdf - 6k), Secretary of State of Commerce, Cambodia: “Ongoing efforts in setting up a national trade facilitation body” (presentation pdf - 1.5Mb)
  • Mr. Peter Wilmott (pdf - 6k), The UK Model (presentation pdf - 48k)

Day Two - Key Components of Trade Facilitation: Issues and Initiatives

Session 6. The Role of Customs in Trade Facilitation Picture1 Picture2 Picture3 Picture4

Chair: Mr. Sathit Limpongpan, Director-General, The Excise Department, Ministry of Finance, Thailand

Session 7. The role of efficient logistics and ports in Trade Facilitation

Chair:  Mr. Graham Smith, Sector Leader, World Bank

Session 8. Implementation of Shared Border Facilities: Practical Issues and Lessons Picture

Chair: Ms. Yan Wang (pdf - 7k), Senior Economist and Coordinator for China, World Bank Institute

Session 9. Technical barriers to Trade Facilitation:  The Role of Standards

Chair: Dr. Pos Hutabarat (pdf - 5k), Director General of International Trade and Industry, Indonesia

Day Three - Key Components of Trade Facilitation: Issues and Initiatives (continued) and Field Visit
Session 10. Single Windows and Security: Impacts on Trade Facilitation

Chair: Peter Wilmott, Board Director, SITPRO 

Single Windows for Trade Facilitation

  • Mr. Tom Butterly (pdf - 6k), Deputy Chief of Global Trade Solutions Branch in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)  (presentation - 965k)
  • The Experience of Singapore,  Mr. Wilfred Tan, General Manager for NCSI Hong Kong  (presentation - 884k)

Security in the Supply Chain

Session 11.  Round Table Discussion: Conclusion of the Workshop and Discussion on Technical Assistance and Capacity Building

Chair:  Mr. John Panzer (pdf - 6k), Manager, Trade Department, World Bank.

Visit to Shanghai Waigaoqiao Port Facility

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