RIETI-JETRO Symposium

Global Governance in Trade and Investment Regime - For Protecting Free Trade - (Handouts)

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  • Time and Date: 10:00-17:30, Thursday, June 7, 2012
  • Venue: JETRO Exhibition Hall (JETRO Headquarter, Akasaka, Tokyo)
  • Handouts

    Opening Remarks

    FUJITA Masahisa's photo

    FUJITA Masahisa (President and Chief Research Officer, RIETI / Professor, Konan University / Adjunct Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

    Welcome Remarks

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    NAKANE Yasuhiro (Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry)

    Bio

    Date of birth: August 17, 1962
    Place of birth : Okazaki City, Aichi
    Educational background
    Mar. 1985 Graduated from the Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University Career
    Apr. 1985 Secretary of Member of the House of Representatives, Shinya Totsuka
    Oct. 1988 Elected for the first time to the Okazaki City Assembly
    Nov. 1999 Representative of the 12th Electoral District Branch of Aichi Prefecture, Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ)
    Apr. 2002 President of Tokiwa Gukuen Incorporated School
    Nov. 2003 Elected for the first time to the House of Representatives (H. R.) (Proportional Tokai Block)
    Apr. 2005 Director of NPO Okazaki Welfare Network
    Apr. 2007 Chair of the Okazaki Branch, Private Kindergarten Federation
    Apr. 2009 President of the Japan Wel-Car Future Meeting Club
    Aug. 2009 Elected for the second time to the House of Representatives (obtained 180,972 votes in the electoral district)
    Oct. 2009 Director of the H. R. Standing Committee on Health, Welfare and Labour
    Oct. 2010 Senior Director of the H. R. Standing Committee on Health, Welfare and Labour
    Jan. 2011 Senior Director of the H. R. Special Committee on Disasters
    Sep. 2011 Director of the H. R. Special Committee on Disasters
    Jun. 2011 Representative of the Federation of Aichi Prefecture DPJ Branches
    Oct. 2011 Member of the DPJ Central Presidential Election Administration Committee
    Feb. 2012 Vice Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry

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    Session 1: WTO Doha Round and WTO Reform

    [Report] Current Status and Prospects of the Doha Round and the WTO

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    Alejandro JARA (Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO))

    Bio

    In 1976, Mr.Jara joined the Foreign Service of Chile where he has specialized in international economic relations. He served in the Delegation of Chile to the GATT in Geneva (1979-84) and was seconded to the Economic System for Latin America (SELA) in Caracas as Coordinator for Trade Policy Affairs. He was appointed Director for Bilateral Economic Affairs (1993-94), Director for Multilateral Economic Affairs (1994-99). During 1996-97 he also served as Chile's Senior Official to APEC. At the same period he was deputy Chief negotiator for the Chile-Canada Free Trade Agreement and in 1997-98 he was Chief negotiator for the Chile-Mexico Free Trade Agreement. In July 1999 he was designated Director General for International Economic Relations. In June 2000 he was appointed as Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Chile to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. During 2001 he served as Chairperson of the Committee on Trade and Environment of the WTO. In February 2002 he was elected as Chairman of the Special Session of the Council for Trade in Services, which is in charge of the negotiations mandated by Ministers in Doha. He is author of numerous articles and papers on international trade.

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    Panel Discussion

    [Moderator]

    ISHIGE Hiroyuki's photo

    ISHIGE Hiroyuki (Chairman and CEO, JETRO / Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

    Bio

    Hiroyuki Ishige graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1974 with a degree in economics. He joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in 1974, later serving as Director of the GATT Affairs Office in the International Trade Policy Bureau (1988) and First Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the International Organizations in Genève, Switzerland (1989-1991). He went on to become Director-General for Natural Resources and Energy Policy (2003), the Manufacturing Industries Bureau (2004), the Small and Medium Enterprise Agency (2006) and the Trade Policy Bureau (2007). In 2008, he was named Vice-Minister for International Affairs. He also served as Advisor to Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. from 2010 to 2011. In October 2011, he was appointed Chairman and CEO of JETRO.
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    [Panelists] (in alphabetical order)

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    Alejandro JARA (Deputy Director-General, World Trade Organization (WTO))

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    KINBARA Kazuyuki (Director, International Affairs Bureau, Keidanren (Japan Business Federation))

    Bio

    After graduating from the University of Tokyo (Liberal Arts, International Relations), Mr. Kinbara joined Keidanren. He served as Staff Economist at Economic Cooperation Department and International Economic Affairs Department, Special Assistant to the Japanese Ambassador to the Mission of Japan to the EC (Brussels), Assistant Director, Economic Cooperation Department, Group Manager for European Affairs/Trade Affairs, D eputy Director, International Economic Affairs Bureau, P ress Secretary and D irector, International Economic Affairs Bureau. He received Master of Letters from Faculty of Social Studies, the University of Oxford (awarded Swire Centenary Scholoarship).

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    KURODA Junichiro (Principal Director, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI))

    Bio

    Mr. Kuroda joined the Ministry of International Trade and Industry, currently known as METI, in April 1990. In May 2002, Mr. Kuroda began his service as Deputy Counselor of the Cabinet Affairs Office of the Cabinet Secretariat (Prime Minister's Office-Japan), where he was responsible for coordinating exchanges between executive branch offices and the Diet as well as the preparation of the Prime Minister's speech drafts for the diet session. In June 2004, Mr.Kuroda was appointed Deputy Director of the Multilateral Trade System Department of the Trade Policy Bureau at the METI. In this position, he was responsible for managing the coordination of planning and implementation policies related to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and for the Minister of METI on international trade affairs. Mr. Kuroda held the position of Deputy Director of the Trade Policy Division of the Trade Policy Bureau at METI from April 2006 to July 2007. He was responsible for multilateral trade discussions within WTO and bilateral trade discussions to conclude the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), and reinforcement of relations with major countries including the United States, the European Union, China, India and ASEAN countries. He has also participated in various international conferences such as the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum and Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Furthermore, his duties included planning and implementing fresh policy concepts for East Asia's regional architecture. From July 2007 to July 2010, Mr. Kuroda was Special Advisor to METI and the New York Office Director for the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO). Immediately prior to the current position, Mr.Kuroda was Director, Trade and Investment Facilitation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, where he was responsible for promoting FDI in Japan.

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    João Aguiar MACHADO (Deputy Director-General for Trade, European Commission)

    Bio

    Mr. Machado is notably responsible for bilateral trade relations, including most of the EU's free trade negotiations, as well as for the development of the EU's new investment policy. He spent most of his career working on trade matters in Brussels and in EC Delegations in both Tokyo (Japan) and Geneva (WTO). Before taking up his current position he was Deputy Director-General at the EC's Directorate-General for External Relations - where he was in charge of coordinating overall EU relations with Asia and Latin America.

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    NAKATOMI Michitaka (Senior Fellow, RIETI / Principal Trade Negotiator, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI))

    Bio

    Michitaka Nakatomi is Principal Trade Negotiator of Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and also Senior Fellow of Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) since August 2011. His former official position was President of Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) from 2008 to 2011. He originally joined MITI, Ministry of International Trade and Industry which was the forerunner of METI, in 1977. After his assignment in Geneva, he served as Director of Tariff Division of METI in 1995. He served as Japanese negotiator for Information Technologies Agreement (ITA) from 1995 to 1997. He worked as Director in charge of WTO issues from 1999 to 2002. At that time, he also served as Co-chairman of APEC WTO Capacity Building Group from 2000. After that, he negotiated 5 Japanese FTAs (Mexico, Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Switzerland ) from 2002 to2008. He was appointed as Deputy Director-General of International Trade Policy Bureau of METI from 2003 to 2004, and then Economic Affairs Bureau of MOFA (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, he was appointed as Director-General for International Trade Policy of METI and negotiated Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) till 2008. He graduated from Tokyo University's Faculty of Law in 1977.
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    ZHANG Yunling (Director of Academic Division of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS))

    Bio

    Director of Academy Division of International Studies, Chinese Acadamic of Social Sciences (CASS), Professor of International Economics, former Director of the Institute of Asia Pacific Studies, CASS, a member of Foreign Relations Committee, National Committee of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. President of China Association of Asia-Pacific Studies. He served as a member of East Asian Vision Group (2000-01), China-ASEAN Cooperation Official Expert Group (2001) and Task Force of ASEM (2003-04), Chairman of Joint Expert Group on EAFTA (2004-2006), Member of Expert Group on CEPEA (2007-).

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    Session 2: Prospects for an FTA/RTA

    [Report 1] Prospects for an Asia-Pacific FTA/RTA

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    Jeffrey J. SCHOTT (Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE))

    Bio

    Mr.Schott is a senior fellow working on international trade policy and economic sanctions. During his tenure at the Institute, he was also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University (1994) and an adjunct professor at Georgetown University (1986-88). He was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1982-83) and an official of the US Treasury Department (1974-82) in international trade and energy policy. During the Tokyo Round of multilateral trade negotiations, he was a member of the US delegation that negotiated the GATT Subsidies Code. Since January 2003, he has been a member of the Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee of the US government. He is also a member of the Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy of the US Department of State.
    Major works: NAFTA and Climate Change (2011), Figuring Out the Doha Round (2010), Reengaging Egypt: Options for US-Egypt Economic Relations (2010)

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    [Report 2] European FTAs in the Asia-Pacific Region

    João Aguiar MACHADO's photo

    João Aguiar MACHADO (Deputy Director-General for Trade, European Commission)

    Panel Discussion

    [Moderator]

    FUKAGAWA Yukiko's photo

    FUKAGAWA Yukiko (Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University)

    Bio

    Ms. Fukagawa is currently a Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University. After undergraduate program at Waseda, she studied Yale University for MA in International Development Economics, and finished Ph.D program in Business studies at Waseda Graduate School. She has studied economic development in East Asia, especially Korea, including their industrial/trade policies. She worked for Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), and Long-Term Credit Bank Research Institute (LTCBR) before joining the faculty member of Aoyama Gakuin University and the University of Tokyo. Her recent publication includes "Changing East Asian Regionalism and Japan-U.S. Cooperation Agenda" in Yabushita et als, Global Political Economy and Japan, U.S., and China, Toyo Keizai, 2010 and "Economic Integration in East Asia: Converging Institutions", in Urata et als, Globalization and Asian Integration, Keiso Shobo, 2012.

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    [Panelists] (in alphabetical order)

    João Aguiar MACHADO's photo

    João Aguiar MACHADO (Deputy Director-General for Trade, European Commission)

    NAGATA Osamu's photo

    NAGATA Osamu (Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation (Chairman, International Committee of Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA)))

    Bio

    After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Mr. Nagata joined Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) in 1980. He served as Seconded to Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America, Inc. (nowToyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.), General manager, Miyoshi Plant Administration Div., TMC, Managing officer, Plant manager, Miyoshi Plant and Tahara Plant. He has responsibilities as Deputy chief officer, External Affairs Group.

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    OKADA Hideichi (Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI))

    Bio

    Hideichi Okada is Vice Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. After graduating from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo, Mr. Okada studied Law for LL.M. at Harvard Law School. He joined Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in 1976, and served various positions including Director of Industrial Location Policy Division and Director of Electronics Policy Division. Prior to his current position, he served as Executive Assistant to Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, Senior Fellow of RIETI, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Visiting Scholar, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego, Visiting Scholar, Harvard Law School, Director General of Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI and Director General of Trade Policy Bureau, METI.

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    Jeffrey J. SCHOTT's photo

    Jeffrey J. SCHOTT (Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE))

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    YAMASHITA Kazuhito (Senior Fellow, RIETI / Research Director, the Canon Institute for Global Studies)

    Bio

    After graduating from the University of Tokyo, Mr. Yamashita holds master's degrees in Public Administration and Applied Economics from the University of Michigan. He joined the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) where he served as Director for GATT Affairs Division (1994-95), Counselor for the Japanese Mission to EU (1995-98), Director for Rural Development Division (1998-2001). He also served as Director for Administrative Division of Food Agency (2001) ,Deputy Director-General for International Affairs Dept., and Deputy-Director General, Rural Development Bureau, MAFF (2002).
    Major works: "WTO and agricultural policy reform", Food and Agriculture Policy Research Center, 2000 "Agricultural Policy Reform for Japan and its Consumers", Toyokeizaishinposha, 2004."Food and Agriculture Problems for Japan and the World in the Twenty-first Century," Asia-Pacific Review, vol. 13, no. 1, 2006."Agricultural trade policy reform in Japan: options for achieving change" in R. Melēndez-Ortiz, C. Bellmann, and J. Hepburn eds. Agricultural Subsidies in the WTO Green Box, Cambridge University Press, 2009."Japan Should Move Quickly to Participate in the TPP Negotiations", Japan Echo Web, 2011/2012.
    Profile

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    ZHANG Yunling (Director of Academic Division of International Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS))

    Session 3: Plurilateral Agreements and Global Governance

    [Report 1] Plurilateral Agreements and Global Governance

    NAKATOMI Michitaka's photo

    NAKATOMI Michitaka (Senior Fellow, RIETI / Principal Trade Negotiator, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI))

    [Report 2] Information Technology Agreement (ITA) Expansion and International Digital Economy Agreement (IDEA)

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    Hosuk LEE-MAKIYAMA (Director, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE))

    Bio

    Mr. Lee-Makiyama is Director of the European Centre of International Political Economy (ECIPE), a leading European think-tank on international economy and trade. He has authored several publications on EU-Far East bilateral relations, WTO, services and the digital economy. Mr. Lee-Makiyama appears regularly in European, US and Chinese media. Prior to joining ECIPE, Mr. Lee-Makiyama was the Senior Advisor on trade to the EU Presidency of Sweden and served in Geneva in charge of trade in services, intellectual property, customs-technical issues and their related UN/WTO-bodies. He represented the EU in World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO), served on the executive committee of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), advised international trade agencies of Sweden, and worked in the private sector.

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    [Report 3] Plurilateral Agreements and Developing Countries

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    OSHIKAWA Maika (Head, Asia and Pacific Desk, Institute for Training and Technical Co-operation, World Trade Organization (WTO))

    Bio

    Ms. Oshikawa is currently Head of the Asia and Pacific Regional Desk at the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC), responsible for coordinating WTO technical assistance and capacity building activities in the Asia and Pacific region. Prior to joinning ITTC in August 2010, she worked in several divisions in the WTO, including the Least-Developing Countries (LDC) Unit in the Development Division and the Office of the Director-General, dealing with the WTO LDCs' Consultative Group, the Sub-Committee on LDCs and the Integrated Framework. She also worked in the Trade Policy Review (TPR) Division as Trade Policy Analyst, and was involved in the preparations of TPR reports, including on Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Canada, the United States and Bangladesh.

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    Panel Discussion

    [Moderator]

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    KOTERA Akira (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor of Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo)

    Bio

    After graduating from the Faculty of Law at the University of Tokyo, Mr. Kotera has served as Associate Professor and Professor of International Law at Tokyo Metropolitan University and the University of Tokyo since 1980. His fields of research interest are international law, international economic law, and the WTO system from the legal viewpoint. Mr. Kotera was a member of the Permanent Expert Group (PEG) of the Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures at the World Trade Organization (1996-'99).
    Major works: Legal Structure of WTO System, University of Tokyo Press, 2000 (in Japanese); Basic Structure of International Law, Yuhikaku, 2004 (in Japanese); (Ed.) International Investment Agreeement, Sanseido, 2010(in Japanese); "On the Legal Character of Retaliation in the World Trade Organization System", in Nisuke Ando et al. ed., Liber Amicorum Judge Shigeru Oda Volume 1, Kluwer Law International, 2002;(Co-ed.)The Future of The Multilateral Trading System: East Asian Perspectives, CMP Publishing, 2009
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    [Panelists] (in alphabetical order)

    KURODA Junichiro's photo

    KURODA Junichiro (Principal Director, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI))

    Hosuk LEE-MAKIYAMA's photo

    Hosuk LEE-MAKIYAMA (Director, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE))

    NAKATOMI Michitaka's photo

    NAKATOMI Michitaka (Senior Fellow, RIETI / Principal Trade Negotiator, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI))

    OSHIKAWA Maika's photo

    OSHIKAWA Maika (Head, Asia and Pacific Desk, Institute for Training and Technical Co-operation, World Trade Organization (WTO))

    Jeffrey J. SCHOTT's photo

    Jeffrey J. SCHOTT (Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE))

    Closing Remarks

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    NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)