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Fifth Annual Queen's Institute on Trade Policy - October 20-22, 2013

Queen's Institute on Trade Policy 2013

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Agenda

Sunday - October 20, 2013

Room 202, Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen's University, 138 Union Street, Kingston [MAP]

2:00 pm

Welcome and Introduction

John M. Curtis

2:15 pm

Trade policy as economic policy

Given patterns of growth in the world economy, where are the opportunities for Canadian exporters, importers, and investors? How can trade enhance Canadian innovation and productivity?

John M. Curtis
3:00 pm Introduction to the new new trade theory

How have the new firm-level trade models changed our understanding of trade flows?

Beverly Lapham  
4:00 pm Trade and trade policy in a global value chains world
Why are economists and policy makers starting to pay attention to global value chains? How are they organized? What policy challenges do they entail?
Ari Van Assche 
6:00 pm

Dinner
St. Lawrence Ballroom A
Residence Inn by Marriott

7 Earl Street, Kingston, ON [MAP]

Keynote:    Trade Policy in Washington
Gary Horlick
 

Monday - October 21, 2013 

Room 202, Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen's University, 138 Union Street, Kingston [MAP]

8:30 am Introduction to the new new trade policy 
Policy implications of new theories based on heterogeneous firms and global value chains
Robert Wolfe 
9:15 am Trade policy as foreign policy

What purposes does trade policy serve in a world of states? What are the negotiation options? What are the political objectives of the principal institutions? 

Robert Wolfe
10:00 am What a trade strategy looks like
Developing strategic approaches to trade negotiation in a multi-party context
Don Stephenson 
11:00 am Break
11:15 am

Trade-related aspects of government procurement  

Kevin Thompson  
11:45 am First Group meeting: Procurement  
1:00 pm

Lunch


Keynote:    
Kathleen Sullivan,
Executive Director, Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance

2:30 pm

International Approaches to the protection of intellectual property 
John M. Curtis

3:00 pm Second Group Meeting: Pharmaceuticals in TPP
4:15 pm Break
4:30 pm Where does trade policy fit in provincial economic priorities? 
Craig McFayden 
5:30 pm Sessions End - Return to Residence Inn by Marriott
6:30 pm

Informal Dinner
(assigned seating in groups, with speakers at each table)


St. Lawrence Ballroom A
Residence Inn by Marriott

7 Earl Street, Kingston, ON [MAP]

 

Tuesday - October 22, 2013

Room 202, Robert Sutherland Hall, Queen's University, 138 Union Street, Kingston [MAP]

8:30 am

Matching trade policy objectives with trade policy tools and negotiation strategies

Terry Collins-Williams

9:30 am Policy coordination on trade policy in Ottawa and TPP capitals 
David Elder
10:30 am Break
10:45 am

Issues and strategies in multi-party farm trade negotiations

Pam Cooper

11:15 am Third Group Meeting: Agriculture in TPP
12:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm Trade policy communications and consultation 
Velma McColl
2:30 pm Final group meeting: What is the group's strategic advice to the ADM?
3:15 pm Break
3:45-4:45 pm

Roundtable: moderated by Kirsten Hillman
Participants will be asked to identify the implications of their seminar discussions for Canadian trade policy strategy in TPP

    School of Policy Studies, Robert Sutherland Hall
    Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.3020