RTA Exchange Platform Presented at WTO

This week I had a chance to present at the World Trade Organization (WTO) the draft online platform of RTA Exchange, a new global forum for dialogue on regional trade agreements I conceptualized in 2012-13 as theme leader of the RTA Group of the E15 Initiative sponsored by the Internatinal Center for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), Inter-American Development Bank, and World Economic Forum. RTA Exchange has since been shaped by the members of the group and become sponsored by the Inter-American Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, and ICTSD. My firm Nextrade Group is building it to a Beta version by mid-2014. We announced the RTA Exchange during the WTO ministerial in Bali in December 2013, and will formally launch it in late September 2014.

Here is more about the event including a video: http://www.ictsd.org/themes/global-economic-governance/events/roundtable-on-mega-regionals-and-the-wto.

Picture Suominen RTA Exchange

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