NATIONAL TRADE NEGOTIATING TRAINING PROJECT

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“NATIONAL TRADE NEGOTIATING TRAINING

PROJECT”

Organized by

International Institute for Trade and Development (ITD) in cooperation with partners under the MOU:

the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Department of Trade Negotiations of the Ministry of Commerce, Thailand

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NATIONAL TRADE NEGOTIATING TRAINING PROJECT

Background

Trade negotiations are meant to contribute to maximizing the trade and development prospects of developing countries and economies in transition, as they are presumed to drive the opening of markets and facilitate their integration into the globalizing and liberalizing world economy and the international trading system. Enhancing such integration is seen as instrumental in assisting countries to effectively implement the Millennium Declaration commitment "to an open, equitable, rule-based, predictable, and non-discriminatory multilateral trading and financial system" (MDG8). Looking towards a post-2015 development agenda and an adoption of sustainable development goals (SDGs) to replace MDGs, trade and investment are earmarked for an important role in sustainable development goals implementation.

The Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) have become an effective mechanism to strengthen economic cooperation and integration among developing countries and expanding linkages with developed economies. With the number of FTAs involving Asia-Pacific developing countries amounting to over 150, they have become an important supplement to the multilateral trading system. FTAs are perceived as an effective tool to open up foreign markets and allow local entrepreneurs to seize beneficial opportunities through reduced tariffs, investment protection, and improved access to services markets. FTAs also may promote improvement of domestic regulatory frameworks including simplifying procedures for business establishment. These benefits depend on the quality of FTAs and in turn depend on negotiators’ skills, experience and strategy. Therefore, increasing attention has been given to preparedness for negotiations, sometimes even more than to strategizing trade policies. Negotiations, however, have to arise from a clear trade strategy and set of objectives to succeed with the FTA being negotiated, followed up by developing its content (areas to be covered) and the dynamics of negotiations

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internally (with domestic stakeholders) as well as with negotiating partners. Domestic stakeholders must also clearly understand the impact that may arise from the implementation of the FTAs. It is very important to equip negotiators with relevant skills, information and tools. The lack of qualified personnel and institutional capacity to deal with the complexity of trade negotiations might give rise to a host of negative effects. An effective training course on trade negotiations is vital for successful negotiators. Such a programme must also focus on technical development in the negotiations, transfer of knowledge, good practices and experiences for negotiators, building expertise in the aspect of rules and disciplines, and negotiations on new issues (for example, environmental goods and services). Objectives

1. To offer an opportunity for personnel in Thailand and regional low income economies to share experiences, techniques and best practices with respect to trade negotiations.

2. To improve their knowledge and to diversify experiences in the field of negotiation, including trends of emerging issues.

3. To support the development of negotiating positions in regional and bilateral Free Trade Agreements.

Venue

The training courses will take place in Bangkok, Thailand. Training materials

Training material will be available through ITD, DTN, ARTNeT/ESCAP websites.

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Target participants

The target participants are middle- to senior-level government officials from relevant Ministries (Commerce, Foreign Affairs, Finance, Agriculture and Cooperatives, Industry, Labour, Public Health, Natural Resources and Environment, etc.) responsible for the formulation of Trade strategy, WTO and FTAs negotiating strategy, trade in goods, trade in services and related-barriers (including customs valuation, trade facilitation, technical barriers to trade, and sanitary and phytosanitary barriers to trade, intellectual property, etc.) and/or with prior experience in the negotiation of such matters in the WTO or at bilateral or regional levels (e.g. ASEAN/AFAS/AIA, Preferential Trade and Investment Agreements featuring the above matters, APEC, etc.). Similar level government officials in a limited number from Lao PDR or other CLM countries of ASEAN and other LDCs countries (on a self-funding basis) are welcome to participate.

Anticipated Outcomes

Participants will obtain useful knowledge, understanding and skills of trade negotiations from experiences, techniques and best practices in order to support the development of negotiating positions, including analyzing legal texts, regulatory impact analysis and preparing negotiating briefs on emerging issues. This programme will provide participants with skills and knowledge concerning appropriate strategies and tactics for negotiations, as well as techniques of systematic decision analysis for monitoring and managing the negotiating process on the future negotiations with regional and bilateral agreements.

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TRAINING WORKSHOP ON

“TRADE IN SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS”

Date: June 11-12, 2015

Venue: The Tawana Bangkok Hotel, Bangkok

Day 1: Thursday June 11, 2015

08.30 - 09.00 hours Registration

09.00 - 09.15 hours Welcome remarks

Dr. Kamalinne Pinitpuvadol, Executive Director,

ITD;

Director of Trade and Investment Division, ESCAP

09.15 -9.30 hours Introduction of the resource persons and

participants

09.30 – 10.30 hours Session 1: Features of services trade and service

liberalization in the context of multilateral trading system (GATS)

Dr. Mia Mikic (ESCAP)

10.30 – 10.45 hours -- Networking break --

11.45 - 12.00 hours Session 2: Features of preferential liberalization in

services trade (Economic Integration Agreements) Mr. Rajan Ratna (ESCAP)

12.00 - 13.00 hours -- Lunch --

13.00 – 14.30 hours Session 3: Preparing for services liberalization

negotiations – Identifying negotiations issues, actors and desired outcomes

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Dr. Mia Mikic and Dr. Witada Anukoonwattaka (ESCAP)

14.30 - 15.00 hours -- Networking break --

15.00 - 16.30 hours Session 4: Preparing for services liberalization

negotiations - Consulting with stakeholders and performing a regulatory audit

Mr. Rajan Ratna (ESCAP) and representative from SCB

16.30 – 17.00 hours Q & A

Reception dinner

--- Day 2: Friday June 12, 2015

08.30 - 09.00 hours Registration

09.00 – 10.30 hours Session 1: Negotiating rules and market access

Mr. Rajan Ratna (ESCAP)

10.30 - 11.00 hours -- Networking break –

11.00 - 12.00 hours Session 2: Preparing for conducting services

negotiations

Mr. Rajan Ratna (ESCAP)

12.00 - 13.00 hours -- Lunch –

13.00 - 14.30 hours Session 3: Implementation, monitoring and

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Dr. Mia Mikic (ESCAP)

14.30 - 15.00 hours -- Networking break –

15.00 - 16.00 hours Session 4: View from the industry (telecom)

Mr. Dhiraphol Suwanprateep, Baker& McKenzie, Thailand

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TRAINING WORK SHOP ON “NEGOTIATING

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS IN FTA

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Date: June 25-26, 2015

Venue: The Tawana Bangkok, Hotel, Bangkok

Day 1: Thursday June 25, 2015

08.30 - 09.00 hours Registration

09.00 - 09.15 hours Welcome address

Dr. Kamalinne Pinitpuvadol, Executive Director,

ITD;

Director of Trade and Investment Division, ESCAP

09.15 – 09.30 hours Introduction of resource persons and participants

09.30 - 10.00 hours Session 1: The context for understanding IPRs –

negotiating opportunities not obligations

Ms. Say Sujintaya, Baker&McKenzie, Thailand

10.00 - 10.30 hours The economics of IPRs – innovation, competition

and technology transfer

Ms. Say Sujintaya, Baker&McKenzie, Thailand Mr. Teemu Alexander Puutio, ESCAP

10.30 - 11.00 hours -- Networking break –

11.00 - 12.00 hours Session 2: Identifying the basic global frameworks

of IPRs – TRIPS, WIPO treaties, ASEAN cooperation on IPRs and beyond

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Mr. Peter Fowler, USPTO

12.00 - 13.00 hours -- Lunch –

13.00 - 14.30 hours Session 3: Global rules, national application – the

role of national legislation and enforcement and the impact of individual IPRs clauses on the parties to the treaty

Mr. Peter Fowler, USPTO

14.30 - 15.00 hours -- Networking break –

15.00 - 16.00 hours Session 4: Global rules, national application – the

role of national legislation and enforcement and the impact of individual IPRs clauses on the parties to the treaty

Mr. Teemu Alexander Puutio, ESCAP

16.00 – 16.30 hours Q & A

Reception dinner

--- Day 2: Friday June 26, 2015

08.30 - 09.00 hours Registration

09.00 – 09.30 hours Session 1: Preparing for conducting IPRs

negotiations

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09.30 – 10.30 hours Session 2: Stakeholder mapping – involving the

right public, private and civil society organizations’ representatives

Mr. Teemu Alexander Puutio, ESCAP

10.30 - 10.45 hours -- Networking break –

10.45 - 12.00 hours Session 3: Organizational and procedural issues –

who leads the negotiations, who gets to be heard, and who sets the agenda

Mr. Rajan Ratna, ESCAP

12.00 - 13.00 hours -- Lunch –

13.00 - 14.30 hours Session 4: Utilizing sources of knowledge, data,

information and support – utilizing WTO and WIPO databases and the role of entities such as ESCAP Mr. Teemu Alexander Puutio, ESCAP

14.30 - 15.00 hours -- Networking break –

15.00 - 16.00 hours Session 5: Meet the negotiator /regulator

Mr. Winichai Chaemchaeng, Bangkok University and Mr. Sufian Jusoh, WTI

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TRAINING WORKSHOP ON “ENVIRONMENTAL GOODS

AND SERVICES NEGOTIATIONS”

Day 1: Thursday July 9, 2015

08.30 - 09.00 hours Registration

09.00 - 09.15 hours Welcome address

Dr. Kamalinne Pinitpuvadol, Executive Director,

ITD;

Director of Trade and Investment Division, ESCAP

09.15 – 09.30 hours Introduction of resource persons and participants

09.30 - 10.00 hours Session 1: Preparing for understanding

FTA-related environment chapters/ provisions

10.00 - 10.30 hours Session 2: Environment provisions/ chapters in

FTAs

10.30 - 11.00 hours -- Coffee break –

11.00 - 12.00 hours Session 3: Pre-negotiation issue: environmental

impact assessments

12.00 - 13.00 hours -- Lunch –

13.00 - 14.30 hours Session 4: New environmental issues in FTAs

14.30 - 15.00 hours -- Coffee break –

15.00 - 16.00 hours Session 5: New environmental issues in FTAs

16.00 – 16.30 hours Q & A

Reception dinner

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Day 2: Friday July 10, 2015

08.30 - 09.00 hours Registration

09.00 - 09.30 hours Session 1: Prepare for negotiating environmental

provisions/ chapters in an FTA

09.30 - 10.30 hours Session 2: Experiences in coordination before,

during and after Negotiations

10.30 - 11.00 hours -- Coffee break –

11.00 - 12.00 hours Session 3: Experiences in coordination before,

during and after negotiations

12.00 - 13.00 hours -- Lunch –

13.00 - 14.30 hours Session 4: Experiences in FTA-related

environment stakeholder consultation

14.30 - 15.00 hours -- Coffee break –

15.00 - 16.00 hours Session 5: meet the negotiator/ regulator

16.00 - 16.30 hours Certificate presentation ceremony

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TRAINING WORKSHOP ON “GOVERNMENT

PROCUREMENT NEGOTIATIONS”

Day 1: Thursday July 23, 2015

08.30 - 09.00 hours Registration

09.00 - 09.15 hours Welcome address

Dr. Kamalinne Pinitpuvadol, Executive Director, ITD;

Director of Trade and Investment Division (ESCAP)

09.15 – 09.30 hours Introduction of the resources persons and

participants

09.30 - 09.45 hours Session 1: Preparing for government procurement

negotiation

9.45 - 10.30 hours Session 2: National regime on government

procurement

10.30 - 11.00 hours -- Coffee break –

11.00 - 12.00 hours Session 3: WTO government procurement

agreement and government procurement chapter in FTAs

12.00 - 13.00 hours -- Lunch –

13.00 - 14.30 hours Session 4: WTO Government Procurement

Agreement and government procurement chapter in FTAs

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15.00 - 16.00 hours Session 5: The necessity of having government

procurement chapter in FTAs

16.00 – 16.30 hours Q & A

Reception dinner

--- Day 2: Friday July 24, 2015

08.30 - 09.00 hours Registration

09.00 - 09.30 hours Session 1: Preparing for conducting negotiations

09.30 - 10.30 hours Session 2: Negotiating government procurement

chapter in an FTA

10.30 - 11.00 hours -- Coffee break –

11.00 - 12.00 hours Session 3: Experiences in coordination and

stakeholder consultation

12.00 - 13.00 hours -- Lunch –

13.00 - 14.30 hours Session 4: Negotiation simulation exercise

14.30 - 15.00 hours -- Coffee break –

15.00 - 16.00 hours Session 5: Meet the negotiator/ regulator

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Selected References (not exhaustive)

Asian Development Bank. (2008). How to design, negotiate, and implement a free trade agreement in Asia. Asian Development Bank.

Asian Development Bank. (2009a). Economics and Trade in Goods: An Introduction: An ADB-ITD Training Module for the Greater Mekong Subregion. Asian Development Bank.

Asian Development Bank. (2009b). Trade and Investment in Services: An ADB-ITD Training Module for the Greater Mekong Subregion. Asian Development Bank.

Asian Development Bank. (2009c). Trade Remedies: A Tool Kit: An ADB-ITD Training Module for the Greater Mekong Subregion. Asian Development Bank.

Goode, W. (2005). Negotiating Free Trade Agreements: A Guide. Canberra: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

A., Hu and T. Puutio (2015). Handbook on negotiating IPRs in free trade agreements. Bangkok: United Nations ESCAP, Forthcoming.

Sauvé, P. & Lacey, S. (2013). A Handbook on Negotiating Preferential Trade Agreements: Services Liberalization. Bangkok: United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific.

World Bank. (2009). Negotiating Trade in Services: A Practical Guide for Developing Countries. Washington, DC: World Bank.

Contact Persons

1. Ms. Sirikan Prasertying, Project Management Officer, International Institute for Trade and Development : Tel: 02 2161894-7 ext. 112, Fax: 02 216 1898, E-mail: sirikan@itd.or.th

2. Dr. Mia Mikic, Chief, Trade Policy and Analysis Section, Trade and Investment Division, ESCAP : Tel: +662 288 1410 e-mail: mikic@un.org

3. Mrs.Veeraya Puttibundit Bureau of General Administration Tel: 02—5077576,085-9170231 email : veeraya@dtn.go.th Department of Trade Negotiations of The Ministry of Commerce,Thailand

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