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Multi-year expert meeting on services, development and trade: the regulatory and institutional dimension (third session)
The objective of the meeting is to assist developing countries, especially African countries and least developed countries (LDCs), as well as countries with economies in transition, in establishing regulatory and institutional frameworks and cooperative mechanisms to support the strengthening of their domestic services capacity and its efficiency, competitiveness and export capabilities. The meeting will address: Trends and salient features of regulatory and institutional frameworks for infrastructure services (energy, financial, telecommunications and transport services), development and trade. The efficiency and effectiveness of these regulatory and institutional frameworks and their interaction with supply capacities, non-trade-related objectives including universal access policies, and trade liberalization. The exchange of experiences and best practices for building human capital and institutional and regulatory frameworks based on sectoral and modal (including mode 4) case studies and policy reviews. Trade agreements, regulatory and institutional frameworks, and regulatory barriers to exports.
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Trade Information
Project Number UNCTAD11-20
Trade Category Services
Dates 06/04/2011 - 08/04/2011
Reporting Agency United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Implementing Agencies / Countries United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Cooperating Agencies
Host Country Switzerland
Invited Countries
Africa regional; Least-Developed Countries
E-mail contact / Web Address


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