APEC Workshop on Best Practices in Trade Policy for Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs)/Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): Practical Lessons and Experiences for Developing Economies

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APEC Workshop on Best Practices in Trade Policy for Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs)/Free Trade Agreements (FTAs): Practical Lessons and Experiences for Developing Economies

Publication Number

APEC#206-CT-04.1

Published Date

March 2006

Type of Publication

Proceedings

Publications Under

Committees, Committee on Trade and Investment(CTI)

Accessed

5189

Pages

413

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Description

(Reproduced electronically in May 2006). This Workshop was an opportunity for participants from APEC economies to exchange views with competent experts on the policy-making process for RTAs/ FTAs. This publications includes the presentation materials used in the workshop.

  • Agenda
  • Welcoming remarks
  • WTO Rules on RTAs/FTAs
  • Methodologies for RTA/FTA
  • Rules of Origin in RTAs
  • Legal Frameworks for North-South RTAs
  • Rules of Origin: Implementing Change
  • APEC Work program on RTAs/FTAs
  • Models for Services Negotiation in RTA/FTA
  • Services
  • Services Liberalisation
  • Investment
  • Labour Movement & International Trade
  • Labour Standards in the US & EU Preferential Trading Arrangements
  • The Treatment of Agriculture in RTAs
  • Lessons and Experiences of Mexico
  • Viet Nam's Participation in ASEA Free Trade Area
  • Free Trade and Customs Union Agreements