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[Videoconference] The New Pattern of Global Trade: Opportunities and Challenges for the Emerging Economies
(Seminar 1: Global Trade Facilitation: Trends and challenges)

Type Videoconference
Venue KDI School, Seoul, Republic of Korea Date 2014-04-09 ~ 2014-04-09
Host KDI School of Public Policy and Management Organizer
Global Development Learning Network
The New Pattern of Global Trade: Opportunities and Challenges: 
Global Trade Facilitation: Trends and challenges」
As the economic globalization goes in depth, the developing countries, which account for over 40 percent of the global trade, are playing an increasingly important role in global economy and trade. Since the financial crisis, the global economic and trade pattern has been readjusted, and new rules of global trade, which pursue higher liberalization in business operation, investment and services, and emphasize more on fair competition and protection of rights and interests, has been established. The new pattern may to a large extent reshape the external environment of the emerging economices and reconstruct the global economic value chain, and thus may again repel the emerging economies, including China, to the edge of the international trade system. Emerging economies are therefore confronted with severe challenges to establish more reasonable economic and trade policies for the purpose of playing an even more active role in the global economy and boosting sustainable local economic development. 

In recent years, China witnessed a rapid growth in its foreign trade. In 2012, China has surpassed the US to become the world's biggest trade country with its overall foreign trade volume reaching $3.87 trillion. However, like the other developing countries, China lacks diversity in its foreign trade structure and received limited sharing in global value chains. Therefore, it's of China's top priority to further develop trade in services and enhance its level of investment liberalization to be further integrated into the global economy and contribute to its economic and structural transforming and upgrading. 

The Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center (AFDC) is established by the Chinese government aiming to strengthen institutional capacity building in the areas of finance and developement for the developing economies in the Asia-Pacific region.
 
Program
10:30-10:40
(Beijing Time)
Welcome remark
Overview of the program
Invite each GDLN-AP center to give a brief introduction
Moderator: Dr. Ji Rui (Jerry)
Opening Remarks: Mr. Philip E. Karp
Session 1: The framework and global perspective
10:40-11:10 World Bank,
Speaker: Mr. Duc Minh Pham
Title: Senior Economist in the World Bank Office in Vietnam
11:10-11:25 Q&A,
Participants exchange ideas with the speakers.
Session 2: China's Experience
11:25-11:55 China, 
Speaker: Prof. XU Mingqi(Mr.)

Title: Deputy Director of the Institute of World Economy and Director of European Studies at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences
11:55-12:10 Q&A,
Participants exchange ideas with the speakers.
Session 3: Japan's Experience
12:10-12:40 Japan,
Speaker: Prof. Shigeyui Abe(Mr.)

Title: Professor at Doshisha University
12:40-12:55 Q&A,
Participants exchange ideas with the speakers.
Wrapping-up and Closing
12:55-13:00 Summarize and close the session
Thank participants for attendance

Moderator: Dr. Ji Rui
 • Date: 9 April, 2014
 • Venue: KDI School of Public Policy and Management, Seoul, Republic of Korea
 • Contact: Kim, Soo Eun (se_kim@kdischool.ac.kr, +82-2-3299-1106)

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