Date and Time: Wednesday 4th December 2013 ~~~ 11:45 – 13:15
Location: Bougainville Room
Theme: Strengthening the Multilateral Trading System (E15initiative Stream)
Background documents: http://www.designoftradeagreements.org/

Organisers

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Session Objectives

How should the multilateral trading system capitalise on the forward movement and achievements of Regional Trade Agreements (RTAs)? What synergies can be promoted across the varying agreements? A panel of leading intellectuals, specialised in RTAs and international trade, will explore a concept developed by the E15 RTA expert working group. The group has suggested the creation of a global clearing house for RTA data and analytics. The envisioned independent “RTA Exchange” would offer comprehensive information on RTAs, host global dialogues, and coordinate systematic convergence efforts. At the session, panellists will discuss the implications of creating such a body, with questions and input from the audience.