Trade Data Day

On 16 January 2013, the WTO hosts Trade Data Day, an event dedicated to creating a better understanding of international trade flows and market access. The morning session focuses on transparency of trade policy measures; the afternoon focuses on measuring trade in terms of value added.

Information notes:
> Trade in value-added

> Trade in value-added

See also:
> Integrated Trade Intelligence Portal (I-TIP)
> “Made in the World”


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Wednesday, 16 January 2013


9:00 – 09:45   

Registration of Participants


09:45 – 10:00

Opening statement

    Deputy Director General Alejandro Jara (WTO)    


The Integrated Trade Intelligence Portal (I-TIP) — A new approach to transparency on non-tariff measures and new information tools

10:00 – 11.30


    Mr. Jürgen Richtering (WTO) — Goods    
    > presentation

    Mr. Martin Roy (WTO) — Services
    > presentation

    Mrs. Antonia Carzaniga (WTO) — Air Services Agreement Projector
    > presentation

    Mr. Willy Alfaro (WTO) — Trade Policy Monitoring database
    > presentation

    Ms. Valerie Hughes (WTO) — Digital Dispute Settlement Registry database
    > presentation

    Mr. Dayong Yu (WTO)  — Accessions database 
    > presentation


11.30 – 13:00

Panel discussion followed by Q&A    

Moderator:  Mr. Alejandro Jara (WTO)
      Panel members:

  • H.E. Mr. Eduardo Muñoz (TPR Chair. Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Colombia to the WTO)
  • Mr. Simon Schropp (Sidley, Geneva)
  • Mr. Fabian Delcros (Director, European Government Relations & Policy, General Electrics)
  • Mr. Ujal Singh Bhatia (Appellate Body, WTO)
    > Speech



Trade in value added — presentation of a first set of data measuring trade in value added

    Ms Arancha Gonzalez’s opening remarks

15:00 – 15:15

Introduction by DG Pascal Lamy and SG Angel Gurria (video)

15:15 – 16:00


    Mr. Hubert Escaith (WTO)
    > presentation

    Mr. Paul Schreyer (Deputy Director of the Statistics Directorate, OECD)
    > presentation


16:00 – 17:30

Panel discussion followed by Q&A

Moderator:  Ms Arancha Gonzalez (WTO)

      Panel members:

  • Mr. Guillermo Valles (Director, Division on International Trade in Goods and Services and Commodities ,UNCTAD)
  • Ms Selina Jackson (Special Representative to the UN and WTO, World Bank)
  • H.E. Mr. Kwok Fook Seng, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Singapore to WTO
  • Mr. Crawford Falconer (Head of the Trade in Services Division, OECD)


Photo gallery


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Statement by WTO Chief Statistician Hubert Escaith
Statements from WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría
Trade data day at the WTO: highlights