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CTPECC: The 28th Pacific Economic Community Seminar

From November 12, 2013 until November 13, 2013
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The 28th Pacific Economic Community Seminar

“TPP and RCEP: Emerging Dual-Track Pathways towards FTAAP”

Organizers: Chinese Taipei Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (CTPECC)

Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER)

November 13-14, 2013

Regent Taipei

 

Introduction

The regional economic integration (REI) has long been recognized as one of the most important issues for Asia-Pacific economies, as REI accelerates reducing trade barriers and creating a favorable business environment. In the region of Asia-Pacific, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) have been identified as two potential REI pathways to achieve the ultimate goal of the Free Trade Area of Asia-Pacific (FTAAP). At the emergence of the two pathways some key questions has been increasingly addressed. Are these two tracks in competition or complementation? How can TPP and RCEP converge to progress further? Are there potential impacts caused by the TPP and RCEP on members or non-members? How can members, possible members and non-members address the impacts?

To seek answers for those questions, the Chinese Taipei Pacific Economic Cooperation Committee (CTPECC) and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER) would like to cordially invite opinion leaders in our region to share their distinguished views and exchange ideas with representatives from business, government and academic circles in Chinese Taipei.

Wednesday, November 13

0830-0920

Registration

0920-0935

Opening Session

Welcome Remarks

Session Chair:

  • David Hong, Chair, CTPECC

Group Photo

  • Distinguished guests, speakers and discussants

0935 - 1000

Coffee Break

1000-1200

Session 1: RCEP: Consolidating from Asia Track

Session Chair:

  • Tan Khee Giap, Chair, SINCPEC

Speakers:      

 Discussants:

  • Seng Cheng Hu, Academician, Academic Sinica
  • Ian Buchanan, Chair, AUSPECC
  • Vipada M. Tuchinda, Assistant Director, Fiscal Policy Research Institute (FPRI)


Q&A

1200-1330

Lunch

1330-1530

Session 2: TPP vs RCEP: Building Blocks towards Greater Regional Economic Integration?

Session Chair:   

  • David Hong, Chair, CTPECC

Speakers:


Discussants:

  • Manfred Wilhelmy, Chair, CHILPEC
  • Chul Chung, Executive Director, KOPEC
  • Yose Rizal Damuri, Head of Department of Economics, CSIS, Indonesia

Q&A

1550 - 1650

Concluding Session

Session Chair:

  • Seng Cheng Hu, Academician, Academic Sinica


Discussants:

  • Tan Khee Giap, Chair, SINCPEC
  • Manfred Wilhelmy, Chair, CHILPEC
  • Chul Chung, Executive Director, KOPEC
  • Ian Buchanan, Chair, AUSPECC

Q&A

1830 - 2000

Welcome Dinner

Thursday, November 14

0900  - 1200

Roundtable Session: Challenges and Opportunities for REI Members and Non-members

Session Chairs:

  • David Hong, Chair, CTPECC
  • Ian Buchanan, Chair, AUSPECC


Discussants:

All speakers, discussants and Chinese Taipei participants

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Discussion Forum

The Linkage between Services and Manufacturing in the US economy
Sherry M. Stephenson, Senior Fellow, International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development


 Digital DNA: Disruption and the Challenges for Global Governance
Peter F. Cowhey (University of California, San Diego), 
Jonathan D. Aronson (University of Southern California)


Growth in a Time of Change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group


Why Connectivity is a starting point for real change
Pamela Mar, Director of Sustainability, Fung Academy | Fung Group


The TPP lives on – and Canada should be part of it
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC


After the TPP: What’s Next for Canada in Asia?
Hugh Stephens, Vice-chair, CANCPEC