APEC Capacity Building Workshop on Domestic Consultation in RTAs/FTAs Negotiation

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APEC Capacity Building Workshop on Domestic Consultation in RTAs/FTAs Negotiation

Publication Number

APEC#219-CT-04.4

Published Date

May 2019

Type of Publication

Proceedings

Publications Under

Committee on Trade and Investment(CTI)

Accessed

319

Pages

10

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Description

This report provides the summary of the workshop, APEC Capacity Building Workshop Domestic Consultation in RTAs/FTAs Negotiation, held on 21-22 March in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. 

The workshop aimed to (i) identify issues, difficulties, and challenges in conducting domestic consultation in RTAs/FTAS negotiation; (ii) provide policymakers, negotiators and stakeholders in various sectors/areas with knowledge and methods on conducting effective stakeholder consultation for FTA negotiation and implementation and other regional integration efforts; (iii) share experiences and best practices on conducting stakeholder consultation and how to take advantage of such activity to facilitate domestic growth through FTA negotiation and implementation and other regional integration efforts through sharing from the member economies; (iv) increase transparency in RTAs/FTAs negotiations to enhance certainty and minimize public dispute; and (v) make recommendations to APEC/economies on domestic consultation in RTAs/FTAs negotiation.