Experts from government, academia and the private sector in the Asia-Pacific
region are meeting at the Chinese city of Kunming to identify ways of improving
trade within the region.
three-day meeting, convened by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia
and the Pacific (UNESCAP), is expected to focus on promoting trade facilitation,
agriculture and innovation, a press release issued by the UN Information Center
meeting will also look at devising policies to improve the efficiency of existing
trade, including by simplifying the international transport of goods. Policies
aimed at streamlining international transport and increasing the efficiency of
existing trade relationships will also be examined.
the booming trade and economic growth across much of the Asia-Pacific region in
the last decade, trade barriers still exist in the region, UNESCAP said in a press
release, adding there is room for Asian countries to strengthen their trade relationships.
has convened the meeting in collaboration with authorities in China ''s Yunnan
province, also said that about 20 experts are expected to attend.
expert group meeting on promoting trade between Asian sub regions will be held
through 3 August and will focus on enhancing trade relationships between East,
South and Southeast Asia.