Azerbaijan attends ADB workshop
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug.22 / Trend, N.Ismayilova /
Today, Asian Development Bank (ADB) starts workshop on "New Issues in trade policy: challenges and responses form Asia" in Manila, Philippines, the bank said in its statement.
The workshop will provide middle- and senior-level trade officials from across Asia and the Pacific region with a critical overview of key trade policy issues facing the region, and an opportunity to examine their implications with peers and experts from across Asia.
The government representatives of almost all ADB members will attend the workshop. Azerbaijan is represented at the workshop by officials from the Ministry of Economic Development.
The five-day workshop will examine issues including: the dynamics of trade and production networks, recent developments in the Doha Round and at the World Trade Organization, new issues in trade policy (government procurement, intellectual property rights, labor, and environment); and available online trade policy tools to implement/evaluate trade policy and free trade areas.
ADB was established in 1966 under the Agreement Establishing the Asian Development Bank (Charter), which is binding upon the member countries that are its shareholders. As of 31 December 2010, ADB had 67 members, of which 48 were drawn from Asia and the Pacific region.
ADB is headquartered in Manila, Philippines and has offices worldwide including representative offices in North America (Washington, DC), Europe (Frankfurt), and Japan (Tokyo).