The changing landscape of international trade negotiations: TPP and TTIP and their impact on the multilateral trade system |

The changing landscape of international trade negotiations: TPP and TTIP and their impact on the multilateral trade system

Synopsis:

The landscape of trade negotiations is evolving rapidly with a number of regional and bilateral trade agreements negotiations taking place around the world. The US is leading the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TTP) negotiations in the Asia-Pacific and ASEAN answered with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) initiative. Since the approval of the “Trade, Growth and World Affairs” strategy, the EU started a series of new bilateral free trade agreement negotiations with fast-growing and emerging market economies in Asia. In particular, the EU has concluded free trade agreements (FTAs) with South Korea and Singapore, while negotiations are ongoing with Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and, most recently, Japan. In early 2013, the EU also began negotiations for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) with the US. Dr Cernat will speak on how the EU trade policy is evolving and reaching out to strategic partners around the world (US, Japan, ASEAN) and how these developments are likely to impact the multilateral trading system.

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Speaker(s):

Dr Lucian Cernat, Chief Trade Economist of the European Commission

Date:
Tuesday, 18 June 2013
Time:
5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Venue:

Seminar Room 3-1,
Manasseh Meyer,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
Singapore 259772

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