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In the Leaders’ Declaration adopted in Santiago in 2004 regarding the Regional Trading Arrangements and Free Trade Agreements (RTAs/FTAs), Leaders “agreed that they play a constructive role in accelerating liberalization in the region, thus contributing to the achievement of the Bogor Goals and advancing the WTO process”. Regional integration movements in the APEC region based on RTAs/FTAs are active these years and this project could show to what extent these movements have been contributing to making free and open trade within the APEC region.

The conference aims at:

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General Information

Name APEC Official Symposium
"Impact of Regional Economic Integration in East Asia on APEC Trade Liberalization"
Host Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus(SFC) Yorizumi Watanabe Research Project
Co-host WTO Research Center of Aoyama Gakuin University
Sponsor The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA)
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI)
Date 27-28 September 2006
Place Aoyama Gakuin University
Research Institute on Aoyama Campus
4-4-25, Shibuya, Shibuya Ward, Tokyo, Japan 150-8366
Registration See the website of WTO Research Center of AGU
URL: http://www.wto.aoyama.ac.jp
Inquiry WTO Research Center of AGU(WRC/AGU)

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From Shibuya Sta. To Aoyama Gakuin University

【Shibuya Sta. to Aoyama Gakuin University】

From JR station "Shibuya", 10mins or from Subway station "Omotesando" 5mins walking along the Aoyama Dori Street. Souken Bldg. 5th floor inside Sei-mon(Main Gate) of Aoyama Gakuin University,.


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Program

Overall Host: Prof. Yorizumi Watanabe (Keio University, Shonan Fujisawa Campus)

Wednesday, 27 September 2006

10:00-10:30 APEC Official Symposium
Opening Session: 'Welcoming Addresses'
Vice Minister (Parliament) for Foreign Affairs
President, Aoyama Gakuin Univeristy
10:30-12:30 Session One: 'Economic Integration in East Asia; the Current'

Presentation 1: The Idea of “East Asian Economic Community” from Business Perspectives
Mr. Kakutaro Kitashiro -> CV
President, Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai Doyukai)
The Idea of "East Asian Economic Community" from Business Perspective
The Idea of "East Asian Economic Community" from Business Perspective

Presentation 2: FTAs in East Asia; an Overview
Dr.Simon Tay -> CV
Chairman, Institute of International Relations, Singapore
FTAs in East Asia: An Overview

Presentation 3: Economic Impact of East Asian FTA Network
Dr. Kenichi Kawasaki -> CV
Cabinet Office
The Economic Impacts of FTAs: Model Simulation Analyses
"The Economic Impacts of FTAs: Model Simulation Analyses"

Discussions by active participants
12:30-14:00 Lunch
14:00-16:00 Session Two: Economic Integration in East Asia: Emergence of FTAs

Presentation 1: China’s FTA Policy and its Perspectives towards Further Liberalization in the APEC region
Dr. Ruan Zongze -> CV
Vice President, China Institute of International Studies, Beijin, China
"China’s FTA Policy and its Perspectives towards Further Liberalization in the APEC region"
"China’s FTA Policy and its Perspectives towards Further Liberalization in the APEC region"

Presentation 2: ASEAN’s FTA Strategies
Narongchai Akrasanee, Ph.D. -> CV
Executive Chairman of the Export – Import Bank of Thailand
Chairman of MFC Asset Management Plc
"PPT"

Presentation 3: FTA Strategy of Australia
Prof. Peter Drysdale
Australian National University
(to be revised, maybe Prof.Findlay)

Presentation 4: Korea’s FTA Policy and its Perspectives
Dr. Heungchong Kim -> CV
Director for European Affairs
Korean Institute for Economic Policies(KIEP), Seoul, Korea
"PPT"

Discussions by active participants
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Session Three: Views from Other Regions

Presentation 1: From American Point of View
Dr. Jeffrey Schott
IIE, Washington D.C.
"Economic Integration in East Asia and US Trade Policy"

Presentation 2: From European Point of View
Dr.Willem van der Geest
Director, European Institute of Asian Studies, Brussels, Belgium
(to be revised)

Discussions by active participants
19:00 Reception, at “Aogaku Kaikan”

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Thursday, 28 September 2006

9:30-11:00 Session Four: Experiences of Latin American Countries within the APEC

Presentation 1: the Case for CAFTA
Prof. Carl Cira -> CV
Miami International Univeristy
"The US FTA with Central America and the Dominican Republic (DR-CAFTA): What Relevance for Asia?"

Presentation 2: the Case of Chile
Dr. Hernan Gutierez -> CV
MOFA, Chile
"Experience of Latin American Countries within the APEC Region: THE CAS OF CHILE"
"Experience of Latin American Countries within the APEC Region: THE CAS OF CHILE"

Discussions by active participants
Fausto Medina-López -> CV
Deputy Representative, IDB Office in Japan
"PPT"

11:00-11:30 Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 Concluding Session: Panel Discussion by Speakers
Coordinator: Prof.Yorizumi Watanabe, Keio University

Prof. Peter Drysdale (to be revised, maybe Prof.Findlay)
Dr. Jeffrey Schott
Prof. Carl Cira
Dr. Hernan Gutierez
Dr. Simon Tay
Dr. Willem van der Geest (to be revised)
Dr. Ruan Zongzev
Mr. Danno(to be confirmed)
Dr. Heungchong Kim
MOFA Director for APEC Affairs (to be confirmed)

Open Floor Q&A

Wrap-up Statement: MOFA Director General for Economic Affairs

13:00-14:30 Farewell Luncheon

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Register

Two ways for application:
applying on the homepage http://www.wto.aoyama.ac.jp
or
sending fax to 03-3406-8726 after downloading the application form from the homepage.

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