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Webinar: An Enhanced Measure of Regional Cooperation and Integration

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Webinar: 7 October, 2021. Regional cooperation and integration is rapidly evolving as new forms of digital connectivity and environmental cooperation emerge. How will these impact RCI dynamics and the pace of progress for Asia and the Pacific? 

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Prospects for future UK-Australia Services Trade

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George Riddell Director of Trade Strategy at EY, London. 
On 17 June 2021, Australia and the United Kingdom announced an Agreement in Principle on a new Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Since then, negotiators on both sides have been hammering out the details of the legal text of the agreement. This article assesses the prospects for services trade between the countries. 

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The Landing Zone in Trade Agreements for Cross-Border Data Flows

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Dr Pascal Kerneis, expert in the European services industry in international trade and investment negotiations.
The digitalisation of the world economy is continuing at a fast pace. Its successful progress is dependent on the ability to move data as freely as possible across international borders. Digital trade chapters are therefore becoming a critical part of bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral trade agreements.

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Public-Private Dialogue on Services "Driving Services for an Inclusive and Resilient Economy"

The Asia Pacific Services Coalition (APSC) and the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), co-sponsored by Trade & Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) invite you to a
Public-Private Dialogue on Services, with the theme, “Driving Services for an Inclusive and Resilient Economic Recovery”. The two-day webinar will gather international experts, APEC officials and business leaders to share experience and best practices, and from there, draw lessons on how the services sector can build-back-better and build-back-broader the world economy.

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WTO Public Forum 2021: Trade Beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience

Public Forum 2021 — “Trade Beyond COVID-19: Building Resilience”.The Public Forum is the WTO’s largest annual outreach event, which provides a platform for participants to discuss the latest developments in world trade and to propose ways of enhancing the multilateral trading system. The event regularly attracts over 1,500 representatives from civil society, academia, business, the media, governments, parliamentarians and inter-governmental organizations.

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Services are essential too! Identifying the missing link in trade policy proposals during the pandemic

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Dr Sherry Stephenson, Convenor, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) Services Network.
Considerable discussion has been carried out over the past 18 months on how to most effectively address the COVID-19 health pandemic in an international context, particularly the critical role of trade in providing the necessary channels for moving essential medical equipment, vaccines and therapeutics, across borders

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The Topology of E-commerce Governance

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Nicholas Frank, Associate Lecturer in the School of Politics and International Relations, Australian National University.
Global e-commerce is governed by a dense web of preferential trade agreements (PTAs). While the literature on e-commerce governance is growing, our knowledge of the landscape of the e-commerce governance system remains limited.

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5th China Forum on Standardization of Trade in Services

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The 5hth China Forum on Standardization of Trade in Services was held in Beijing, China.
The Forum, themed "standardization promoting innovative development of trade in services', hosted by CCPIT and organized by CCPIT Commercial Sub-Council. More than 200 representatives from relevant government departments, business associations, research institutes and enterprises attended the forum.
Industry Professor Jane Drake-Brockman was invited to present.

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TIISA 2021 conference: Trade and the digital transformation of services

The Jean Monnet TIISA NETWORK "Trade & the digital transformation of services" 2021 Conference. In line with the Network’s interdisciplinary character, this includes papers in the fields of law, political science, business & economics.

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APEC Capacity Building Webinar - Services Domestic Regulation

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Tuesday 17 August, 2021. APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation)  Capacity Building Webinar: hosted by USTR. "Translating APEC’s Non-Binding Principles for Domestic Regulation for the Services Sector into Practice - A Focus on Domestic Regulations in Trade Agreements"  TIISA Network Director Prof Jane Drake-Brockman moderated and presented in this highly informative and critical topic. 

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