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Webinar: Services Domestic Regulation

The Institute for International Trades (IIT’s) Jean Monnet Network; Trade & Investment in Services Associates (TIISA) invite you to join leading experts for an interactive webinar discussing the following topic: WTO Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation 

Services trade accounts for half of global trade but the costs of trading services are twice as high as trade costs for goods. Most of these costs arise from regulatory divergence, as well as opaque regulations and cumbersome procedures.

Through the WTO Joint Initiative on Services Domestic Regulation, a group of more than 60 WTO members are developing disciplines to mitigate the unintended trade restrictive effects of measures relating to licensing and qualification requirements and procedures, as well as technical standards.

Event co-hosted by

Institute for International Trade, The University of Adelaide

Australian Services Roundtable

European Services Forum

Asia Pacific Services Coalition

Date:

Thursday 6 May, 2021

Time:

Adelaide – 6.00pm
Bangkok – 3.30pm
Geneva – 10.30am
Hong Kong – 4.30pm
Jakarta – 3.30pm
Manila – 4.30pm
Singapore – 4.30pm
Sydney – 6.30pm
Taipei – 4.30pm
Tokyo – 5.30pm

Moderator

Stuart Harbinson, Hong Kong Services Coalition, Geneva Representative

Key Note Speaker

Jaime Coghi Arias, Coordinator of the JI on Services Domestic Regulation; Deputy Department Representative, Delegation of Cost Rica to the WTO

Discussants

Prewprae Chumrum, Bureau of Services and Investment Negotiations, Thai Ministry of Commerce tbc

Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director, European Services Forum, Brussels

Kiyotaka Morita, Deputy Director, International Affairs Bureau, Keidanren

Roy Chun Lee, Deputy Executive Director, Taiwan WTO and RTA Centre, Chinese Taipei

Devi Ariyani, Executive Director, Indonesian Services Dialogue

Jason Lee, Director, International Policy & Engagement, Singapore Business Federation

Jane Drake-Brockman, Industry Professor & Director, Australian Services Roundtable

Eduardo Pedrosa, Secretary-General, Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

Patrick Chua, Philippine Services Coalition & Coordinator, Asia Pacific Services Coalition

Markus Jelitto, WTO Secretariat

Event Sponsor GLOBAL SERVICES COALITION 

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Policy Brief: Services Trade Governance in the Digital Economy

Hildegunn Kyvik Nordås  – Senior Associate at CEP (Council on Economics Policies)

Services are at the frontier of the transformation to a digital economy. R&D as well as information and communication technology drive the transformation and make services more tradable across borders. The General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) governing global services trade was designed in the 1980s, before the Internet became a commercial marketplace. This policy brief argues that the architecture of the GATS needs to be reformed to serve its purpose of setting and implementing the rules of global trade in services. It also draws lessons from recent free trade agreements and discusses the role of national governments and regulatory bodies, trade agreements, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in governing services trade.

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TIISA Young Scholar Paper Award – Round 2

The TIISA Network is now offering Round 2 of the Young Scholar Paper Awards.

ELIGIBLE CANDIDATES:

PhD and PhD-equivalent Students, Young Professionals and Early Career Researchers

ELIGIBILITY:

  • The paper must address issues related to international trade and investment in services.  Where possible, it is anticipated that the issues will have relevance to the process of economic integration in services and to be relevant to current issues in the European Union.
  • The author(s) of the paper should possess or be engaged in the process of gaining a PhD or PhD-equivalent degree, be a young professional or a researcher at an early stage of their career.  Applicants will be asked to provide a statement from their supervisor or a senior colleague to establish that this condition is met.
  • In the case of co-authored papers, this requirement shall apply to at least one author.
  • To be considered for the award, essays cannot exceed 10,000 words.

INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS:

  • The topic of the paper will have some relevance for or application to the process of economic integration in services, including in the European Union.
  • Papers submitted must not yet be published in a formal manner (for example, in a book or journal, including an online journal), nor yet submitted for publication.  The winning papers must be available to be published as a TIISA Discussion Paper or TIISA Working Paper on tiisa.org
  • The winner will receive a certificate and commendation to the effect that they are winner of the award.  The winner will be asked to note this award when the paper is published in any subsequent format.
  • The winner will also receive a payment of Euros 5,000. In the case of a co-authored paper, the award will be equally divided among the authors.
    • In addition,
      a second runner-up award may be granted of Euros 3,000
      a third award may be granted of Euros 2,000.

SUBMISSIONS:

Submissions should include as separate attachments in PDF format:

  1. The written paper
  2. The CV of the author(s), specifying (i) date of birth of the author[s] (ii) current affiliation(s), (iii) where relevant the academic institution awarding the PhD, (iv) where relevant the year (or the expected year) of the PhD.
  3. Supporting letter from a supervisor or senior colleague.
  4. Email your application form to sarah.warner@adelaide.edu.au.

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TIISA 2020 PhD Workshop

Leading services experts from across the globe, along with Post Graduate students worldwide came together in TIISA’s 2020 first online PhD Workshop. Discussions and presentations in relation to the impact of “servicification” available below.

Co-hosted with University of International Business and Economics’ China Institute for WTO Studies and The University of Adelaide’s Institute for international Trade (IIT)

Day 1: PhD Workshop and presentations

Harry Wardana – Institute for International Trade, The University of Adelaide
Reversal of trade liberalization and emerging market firms’ exports
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Hongxu Yang – Central University of Finance and Economics, China
Servicification of Manufacturing Firms: Evidence from China
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Nicholas Frank – Australian National University
The political economy of PTA services-related governance: a network approach
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Day 2: Online Teaching Masterclass

The launch of “Online Teaching Masterclasses” lead by Professor Jane Drake-Brockman – Institute for International Trade, The University of Adelaide.
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TIISA 2020 Conference: “Servicification”

TIISA 2020 Conference was held 9 November – 13 November. Joined online by attendees in India, Philippines, New Zealand, Kenya, Europe and more! 

Co-hosted with University of International Business and Economics’ China Institute for WTO Studies and The University of Adelaide’s Institute for international Trade (IIT)

Working together, IIT and UIBE have provided an accessible way for the Jean Monnet Network on Trade & Investment in Services Associates to come together as a Research Network to conduct an online Annual Conference format.

Joined by leading experts from across the globe, presentations, interactive discussions on the impact of “servicification” and webinar recordings available below:

Day 1 Monday 9 November : Servicification: Drivers and Trends 
Click HERE to watch webinar

Day 2 Tuesday 10 November : Servicification: Current Issues and Case Studies
Click HERE to watch webinar

Day 3 Thursday 12 November: Servicification: Digitalisation of Services
Click HERE to watch Nigel Cory’s video presentation
Click HERE to view Nigel Cory’s ppt presentation 

Day 4 Friday 13 November: Servicification: Implications for International Trade Governance
Click HERE to watch webinar