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ECIPE Lunch Seminar: Regulatory divergences as trade barriers – What are the options for future trade policy on services?

January 23 2012
Venue: Goethe-Institut Brussel, Rue Belliard 58, 1040 Brussels
Speakers: Associate Professor Donald Kenyon, Professor Patrick Messerlin, Professor Jim Rollo, Pascal Kerneis, Roderick Abbott, Dr Lucian Cernat
Time: 12:00

Mutual recognition and harmonisation have been instrumental for regional market integration, including the Single Market. As common regulations in different economic areas deepen and become increasingly more complex, regulatory divergences between the East and West also create barriers to trade. Standards and requirements can also used as a tool for industrial policy and protectionism.

Regulatory co-operation is expected to be an integral feature of all future trade agreements: the EU bilaterals, integration of the Asia-Pacific region (including TPP), future plurilateral approaches to services, or Trans-Atlantic co-operation.

ECIPE welcomes you for a presentation of the Australian Journal of International Affairs (AJIA) issue on regulatory divergences, and a panel discussion on how to address regulatory barriers on services.

Free physical or digital copy of the AJIA issue (limited supply) at the event, kindly provided by the publishers Taylor & Francis

Speakers:

  • Associate Professor Donald Kenyon, Australia’s former Ambassador to the GATT/WTO, the EU, senior negotiator with experience of negotiating with the EU, the US and Japan, and also the joint editor of the AJIA issue.
  • Professor Patrick Messerlin, Professor of Economics at the Sciences Po and Director of Groupe d’Économie Mondiale
  • Professor Jim Rollo, University of Sussex
  • Pascal Kerneis, Managing Director of European Services Forum
  • Chair: Roderick Abbott, Senior Advisor of  ECIPE and former Deputy Director General at the European Commission and the World Trade Organization
  • Comments provided by Dr Lucian Cernat, Chief Economist, DG Trade
  • Panel discussion including European and Australian officials and industry representatives on the future of regulatory co-operation

A sandwich lunch will be served

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