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STATISTICS: DATA DAY, GENEVA, 18-19 MAY 2009

Data Day

“Data Day” is an inter-agency initiative promoted by ITC, UNCTAD, the World Bank and WTO, which aims to raise awareness on a range of data-related issues, familiarize users further with multiple data applications, draw attention to continuing needs for data, and promote coherence and cooperation among international agencies that manage data.

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Programme

Day 1 — 18 May 2009
Trade policy issues

9.30-10.00

Opening Remarks

  • Mr. Harsha V. Singh, Deputy-Director-General, WTO
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10.00-11.00

Services

  • Moderator  Ms. Hildegunn Nordas, OECD

  • Panellist Mr. Aaditya Mattoo, World Bank
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11.00-12.00

Tariffs and trade

  • Moderator Mr. Anders Aeroe, ITC

  • Panellist Mr. Lionel Fontagné, CEPII
    Presentation 
      

12.00-13.00

Non-tariff measures

  • Moderator  Mr. Richard Newfarmer, World Bank

  • Panellist Mr. Alessandro Nicita, UNCTAD
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14.30-15.30

Agriculture-specific issues

15.30-16.30

Trade facilitation

  • Moderator  Ms. Margareta Drzeniek Hanouz, World Economic Forum

  • Panellist Mr Alberto Portugal, World Bank
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16.30-17.30

Turning statistics into knowledge: use and misuse of indicators and models

  • Moderator  Mr. Patrick Low, WTO

  • Panellist Mr. Marcelo Olarreaga, Université de Genève
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17.30-18.00

Concluding remarks: The Way Ahead

  • Mr. Patrick Low, Director, WTO
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Day 2 — 19 May 2009
Data and Tools

Morning Session

9.30-13.30

Cluster 1: Tariff analysis

  • Moderator Jürgen Richtering, WTO
    Presentation
  • Adelina Mendoza, WTO
  • Aki Kuwahara, UNCTAD
    Presentation
  • Mondher Mimouni, ITC

Cluster 2: Trade Flows (Merchandise)

Cluster 3: Tariff and Trade Publications and Indicators

 

Afternoon Session

14.30-17.30

Cluster 4: Trade in Services

Cluster 5: Trade Facilitation

  • Moderator Andreas Maurer, WTO
  • Ravindra A. Yatawara, World Bank
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