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ISAS Workshop: “Trade and Economic Integration: South Asia, South East Asia and Asia Pacific”

Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore

Thursday, 3 August 2017 from 09:00 to 18:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)

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PROGRAMME (9.00am - 6.00pm)

*Please note that programme is not final and subject to changes

Registration (8.30am)

Keynote Address

Professor Sachin Chaturvedi
Director General, Research & Information Systems
New Delhi, India

Question & Answer Session

Chairperson:
Professor Subrata K Mitra
Director and Visiting Research Professor
Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS

Tea Break

SESSION 1: RCEP NEGOTIATIONS ISSUES AND KEY BOTTLENECKS

Chairperson:
Dr Ganesh Wignaraja

Chair of the Global Economy Program
Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka

Speakers:

"State of Play in RCEP"
Dr Deborah Elms
Executive Director
Asian Trade Centre, Singapore

"The Legal Issues of RCEP Investment Rules: A Sino-ASEAN Perspective"
Professor Heng Wang
Associate Professor of Law
University of New South Wales, Australia

Dr Amitendu Palit
Senior Research Fellow and
Research Lead (Trade and Economics)
Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS

Lunch

SESSION 2: SOUTH ASIA’S PARTICIPATION IN ASIA’S ECONOMIC INTEGRATION

Chairperson:
Dr Amitendu Palit (TBC)
Senior Research Fellow and
Research Lead (Trade and Economics)
Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS

Speakers:

"India in furthering regional connectivity and trade linkages"
Mr Sebastian Saez
Lead Economist
Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, World Bank Group
    
"South Asia’s Trade Interests in Asia – A Non-Indian Perspective"
Professor Selim Raihan
Professor of Economics
University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

"The New Emerging Scenario on Global Trading Landscape and
Its impact on Asian Integration"
Mr Pranav Kumar
Head- International Policy & Trade,
Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), New Delhi

Tea Break

SESSION 3: ASEAN IN THE EVOLVING WORLD ECONOMIC SCENARIO

Chairperson:
Professor Heng Wang (TBC)
Associate Professor of Law
University of New South Wales, Australia

Speakers:


"ASEAN 5 and its RCEP Priorities: Challenges and Key Focus Areas"
Ms Sanchita Basu Das
Senior Fellow
Institute of South East Asian Studies
   
"CLMV Expectations from RCEP and Key Considerations"        
Dr Vo Tri Thanh
Vice-President of the Central Institute for Economic Management
Government of Vietnam

"Preferential Rules of Origin in RCEP and Impact on Regional Value Chains: Case Study of Selected Sectors" (TBC)    
Dr Rajan Sudesh Ratna            
Economics Affairs Officer
Trade Investment and Innovation Division
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

Closing Remarks and Next Steps
Dr Deeparghya Mukherjee
Visiting Research Fellow
Institute of South Asian Studies, NUS

End of Workshop


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UNDP Auditorium
29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace, Level 8, Block A
Singapore 119620
Singapore

Thursday, 3 August 2017 from 09:00 to 18:00 (Singapore Standard Time Singapore Time)


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Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS), National University of Singapore

The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) is an autonomous research institute at National University of Singapore. The establishment of ISAS reflects the increasing economic and political importance of South Asia, and the strong historical links between South Asia and Southeast Asia. ISAS is dedicated to research on contemporary South Asia. The Institute seeks to promote understanding of the region, and to communicate the knowledge and insights about it to policymakers, the business community, academia and civil society, in Singapore and beyond.

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