ASEAN’s 7th Regional Trade Capacity Building Workshop in Richmonde Hotel
MANILA, Philippines—Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member State delegates and Secretariat officials, along with ASEAN Member States private sector representatives, graced the Philippine shores for the seventh Regional Trade Capacity Building Workshop at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel. With delegates from Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines, the said training workshop took place on 8-11 April 2013, mainly priming its participants with key information on preparing and conducting a preferential trade negotiation; and simulations of a multilateral free trade agreement (FTA) negotiation on trade in goods, services, and investment.
As part of the Enhancing ASEAN FTA Negotiating Capacity Programme, a partnership between the European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, the seventh training workshop consisted of two modules and several sessions as conducted by Dr. Carolyn Gates, team leader of the FTA Programme, and Dr. Edwini Kessie, Non- Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) Expert. Zeroing in on issues dealing with trade policy and new trade issues, it worked towards further strengthening the capacity of ASEAN Member States to conduct FTA trade negotiations and promoting ASEAN economic integration.
Following the aforementioned modules, the final session summarized and assessed the outcomes of the workshop through wrap-up discussions in addition participant feedback. The four-day training workshop concluded on 11 April with the closing ceremony and awarding of certificates by Dr. Carolyn Gates and Dr. Edwini Kessie. Accustomed to planning and managing conferences, Lead Events PH’s accumulated years of experience give us the edge when it comes to organizing company seminars and conferences. From the sounds and set-up to the audio-visual production, Lead Events PH caters to your requests with impressive execution because at Lead Events PH, it is our mission to make your vision ours.