ARTNeT & CAIDG Webinar on digital trade - Adapting to the digital trade era: challenges and opportunities

Monday, August 23, 2021

This webinar will focus on  a number of specific issues policymakers need to address in responding to the challenges and opportunities offered by digital trade. The basis for the discussion will be the book ‘Adapting to the digital trade era: challenges and opportunities’, edited by Maarten Smeets which contains  contributions by WTO Chair holders, members of the Advisory Board and WTO Secretariat staff. It is the most recent publication prepared under the aegis of the WTO Chairs Program which was created in 2010 and is entering its third Phase. It explores  impacts of  rapid adoption of digital technologies on trade and development and the role of domestic policies and international cooperation in creating a more prosperous and inclusive future.
Maarten Smeets, PhD, Non-resident Fellow at the World Trade Institute (Bern); Senior Associate at the Clingendael Academy (Den Haag)
Henry Gao, Associate Professor, Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law; Member, Advisory Board, WTO Chairs Program
Amrita Bahri, Assistant Professor, ITAM, Co-Chair for Mexico, WTO Chairs Program
Roberta Piermartini, Chief of Trade Costs Analysis, WTO
Robert Teh, Extraordinary Professor in Trade and Development at North-West University/Noordwes-Universiteit, Potchefstroom, South Africa
Yue Jiang, Lecturer, School of Trade Negotiations, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, China

Registration closes on 2 September 2021. 

2 September 2021


1500H to 1615H (SG Time) / 
1400H to 1515H (BKK Time)