T20 Japan 2019 associated event

T20-G20 Roundtable Discussion on "Digital Trade, WTO Reform, and Trade and Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth"

Announcement

This event is closed for G20 and T20 participants or by invitation.

The world economy has enjoyed rapid growth as it has become more and more closely integrated. The world trading system which has supported such growth however is showing growing signs of stress, and the world trading system seems to be approaching a crossroad. The roundtable will discuss three major aspects - digital trade, WTO reform, and trade and investment for sustainable and inclusive growth – to present relevant ideas and recommendations discussed in the T20 trade and investment taskforce on how we should proceed with globalization, as input into the G20 process.

Information

  • Time and Date: April 9, 2019 (Tuesday) 12:00-16:30
  • Venue: Toranomon Hills Forum, Hall A (Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 5th Floor, 1-23-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo)
  • Hosts: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), German Development Institute (DIE), E15 Initiative

This roundtable is held under "Chatham House Rules".

Schedule of the events

12:00-12:05 Opening Remarks

NAKAJIMA Atsushi (RIETI)

12:05-13:00 Introductory Speech (lunch box will be offered)

Speaker 1

Mari Elka PANGESTU, keynote speech 10min. (tbc)

Speaker 2

KIMURA Fukunari (T20), "T20 Policy Briefs" 10min.

Comments by participants

13:00-14:15 Session 1: Digital Trade

Moderator

NAKATOMI Michitaka (RIETI)

Speaker 1

KIMURA Fukunari (T20) 10min.

Speaker 2

Joshua P. MELTZER (Brookings Institute) 10min.

Discussant 1

Mona Farid BADRAN (Cairo University) 5min.

Comments by participants

14:15-14:45 Coffee Break

14:45-16:00 Breakout Sessions

Session 2-1 WTO Reform

Moderator

Ricardo MELENDEZ-ORTIZ (E15 Initiative)

Speaker 1

NAKAGAWA Junji (T20) 10min.

Speaker 2

Uri DADUSH (T20) 10min.

Discussant 1

Rajat KATHURIA (ICRIER) 5min.

Comments by participants

Session 2-2 Trade and Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Moderator

Axel BERGER, Senior Researcher, German Development Institute

Speaker 1

TODO Yasuyuki (T20) 10min.

Speaker 2

Shiro ARMSTRONG (tbc) 10min.

Discussant 1

Matthew STEPHENSON (T20) (tbc) 5min.

Comments by participants

16:00-16:30 Session 3: Wrap-up Discussion

Moderator

HATTORI Takashi (RIETI)

Report back from the Breakout Sessions (Session 2-1, Session 2-2)

Closing Remarks

*Agenda is subject to change

"This symposium is a T20 Japan associated event."