Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

28 Mar 2007

Fostering Trade through Private-Public Dialogue Expert Meeting on Regional Integration in Asia New Delhi, India, 28-29 March 2007

28 March 2007
Opening Session
Welcome Remarks: Dr. Rajiv Kumar , Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
Statement by: Mr. Stephen Browne, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre, Geneva
Inaugural Address: Mr. G. K. Pillai, Commerce Secretary, Government of India
Keynote Address:

Prof. T.N. Srinivasan, Professor of Economics Yale University, CT, USA [ Download Presentation] [Download Paper]

Asian Regionalism
Chair: Dr. Rajiv Kumar , Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
Speaker:

Dr. Jiangyu Wang, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
“ China , India and Regional Integration in Asia ” 
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Dr. Nagesh Kumar, Director, RIS, New Delhi 
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Dr. Aparna Sawhney , Associate Professor, CCentre for International Trade and Development, JNU, “Role of SAARC in Asian Regionalism” 
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Respondents:

Mr. Mahmood Ahmed, Former Vice President (FPCCI), Pakistan
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Supply Chain Linkages across borders in Asia
Chair: Ms. Aicha Pouye, Director, International Trade Centre, Geneva
Speaker: Prof. Prema-chandra Athukorala Professor of Economics, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University
“Production fragmentation and Trade Integration in East Asia and lessons for South Asia ” [Download Presentation] [ Download Paper]
Respondents:

Mr. Dilip Chenoy, Director General, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers ( SIAM ), India 
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Mr. Andin Hadiyanto, Director, Business Climate Research and Development Center Trade Research and Development Agency, Ministry of Trade , Indonesia 
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Transactions Costs in Regional Trade and Trade Facilitation
Chair: Ms. Aicha Pouye, Director, International Trade Centre, Geneva
Speaker:

Dr. Upali Wickramasinghe Department of Economics, University of Sri Jayewardenepura , Sri Lanka

“Transaction costs and Trade Facilitation in South Asia ”

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Respondents:

Ms. Nisha Taneja , Senior Fellow, ICRIER

Mr. Shahid Bashir, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce , Pakistan [Download Paper]

Mr. Raja Abdul Aziz Raja Musa, Vice President Chairman, Customs Committee, Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers, Malaysia [Download Presentation]

29 March 2007
Intra-Regional Services Trade in Asia
Chair: Dr. Veena Jha, UNCTAD, India
Speaker: Mr. Kailas Karthikeyan, UNCTAD, India [Download Presentation]
Respondents: Dr. Arpita Mukherjee, Senior Fellow, ICRIER
Intra-Regional Investment Opportunities and Challenges
Chair: Ms. Aicha Pouye, Director, International Trade Centre, Geneva
Speaker:

Dr. Debapriya Bhattacharya, Executive Director, Centre for Policy Dialogue , Bangladesh [Download Presentation]

Dr. Aradhna Aggarwal, ICRIER and Delhi University 
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Respondents: Mr. Crisanto Joselito Frianeza, Secretary General, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
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Prospects of Asian Integration
Chair: Mr. Stephen Browne, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre, Geneva
Speaker: Prof. Razeen Sally, London School of Economics “Asian FTAs and prospects of further integration” 
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Respondents:

Dr. Ram Upendra Das, Fellow, RIS

Ms. Maria Regina Serafico, Supervising Trade and Industry Development Specialist, Bureau of International Trade Relations Department of Trade and Industry , Philippines
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Mr. Buntoon Wongseelashote, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Trade Related Issues, The Thai Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Trade of Thailand
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Concluding Session
Chair: Dr. Rajiv Kumar , Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER
Concluding
Remarks: Mr. Stephen Browne, Deputy Executive Director, International Trade Centre, Geneva
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