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Policy Dialogues

Key Policy Options for the G20 to Support Robust International Trade and Investment Workshop

03 April 2016 , Nanjing, China

Second meeting of the Group of Twenty (G20) Working Group on Trade and Investment in Nanjing, China on April 4, 2016, at which ICTSD was invited to give a presentation on trade and investment policy.

On 3 April, ICTSD, in partnership with the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, organised a workshop in Nanjing, China immediately preceding the second G20 Trade and Investment Working Group meeting. This workshop convened leading thinkers to present the latest analysis, facilitate discussion, and generate forward-looking and practical ideas for the G20 Summit in 2016 and beyond. The workshop covered the following areas: facilitating investment cooperation, supporting the multilateral trade system, boosting trade growth and enhancing the inclusiveness of Global Value Chains.

As the premier forum for international economic cooperation, the G20 is uniquely positioned to shape the various components of the global trade and investment regime. In a document announcing the key agenda items of the G20 Summit in 2016, China highlights “robust international trade and investment” as one of four key themes of this year’s G20 agenda, together and interlinked with the other three themes on finding a new path for growth, more effective and efficient global economic and financial governance, and inclusive and interconnected development.

The session on investment was held in collaboration with the World Economic Forum, and built on policy options produced by the E15 Task Force on Investment Policy. The organisers would like to acknowledge the ICTSD core donors and the British Embassy China Prosperity Fund for making this event possible.

Participants from the E15:

  • Shuaihua CHENG, Managing Director, ICTSD China
  • Simon EVENETT, Professor of International Trade and Economc Development, University St Gallen
  • Mark FELDMAN, Professor of Law, Peking University School of Transnational Law
  • Jonathan FRIED, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Canada to the WTO
  • Rashmi JOSE, Programme Officer, E15Initiative, ICTSD
  • Patrick LOW, Visting Professor, University of Hong Kong
  • Ricardo MELÉNDEZ-ORTIZ, Chief Executive, ICTSD
  • Ana NOVIK, Head of Division, Investment Division, Directorate for Financial and Entreprise Affairs, OECD
  • Karl SAUVANT, Resident Senior Fellow, CCSI
  • Xinquan TU, Executive Dean, UIBE