Presentation on theme: "UNCTAD/FIELD Project Project on Building Capacity for Improved Policy Making and Negotiation on Key Trade and Environment Issues The Kingdom of Thailand."— Presentation transcript:
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Project on Building Capacity for Improved Policy Making and Negotiation on Key Trade and Environment Issues The Kingdom of Thailand Orapin Wongchumpit, Focal Point Sitanon Jesdapipat, Consultant
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Content Process: how list obtained? Present status Outputs: what obtained? Observation: adequate? What missing? Next steps: what to do next? Cooperation?
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Process UNCTAD to enhance national capacity in trade and environment: policy decision and negotiation First stakeholders meeting in May OEPP designated as Focal Point Agency Issues identified Other countries discussed, not chosen
UNCTAD/FIELD Project On-going process Scoping paper Issues revisited, modified, justified First project meeting in Geneva Contact other countries Finalize scoping paper A regional meeting planned for late October or early November in Bangkok
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Six Issues (Negotiation skills) TRIPS and traditional knowledge Market access Resources recovery Technology transfer Biological diversity trade
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Six issues Re-examined, modified, added? Criteria, output-driven? Prioritize, and focus on first two issues
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Negotiation skills well taken But in what area? Current gap? Ideal level of skills? How to do it? End more than mean at this stage
UNCTAD/FIELD Project TRIPS and TK negotiated and discussed under WTO and CBD Also mentioned in Plan of Implementation Current capacity? What TK aimed? Why?
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Market access Key to enhanced trade, linked to removal of barriers, especially NTBs of all forms What product in particular? Why? Estimated gains? What does it take?
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Resource recovery BAU practice, but good for investment What is the gap? proactive leadership? Linking to trade? How?
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Technology transfer Remain broad, too broad Must identify sector (e.g., CBD) TT + capacity building addressed in cross- sectoral manner with other issues
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Trade in biodiversity Broad, too broad Thailand has not yet ratified CBD CITES? TT, TK and capacity building
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Top Two Issues TRIPS & TK Market access Options for linking to others as being sub- issues
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Partner countries Six countries being contacted: Philippines; Laos; Cambodia; China; Vietnam; Bangladesh By Saturday P/C/C/V responded positive
UNCTAD/FIELD Project Next steps Complete draft Scoping Paper by end of Oct Select Partner Countries Cooperation is key to finalize Paper