CEFTA Week 2016

CEFTA Week 2016 which was held in Podgorica on 7 December attracted over 100 participants who took part in a variety of CEFTA related events. Participants included government officials from all the CEFTA Parties, regional and international organisations, the business community, academics and international experts from the EU, GIZ, RCC, OECD UNCTAD and IFC/WBG.

CEFTA Week 2016 provided an excellent opportunity to highlight the progress achieved by the CEFTA Parties in the last ten years and to disseminate the current regional and global challenges in trade related areas such as  regional integration, transport and investments and regional aspects of trade facilitation in CEFTA, customs and rules of origin and services. It also provided an excellent opportunity to assess progress and economic impact to date, to consider new challenges and provided an opportunity for key stakeholders to make observations and suggestions on potential future developments.

Below you will find the overall programme schedule and the session agendas and presentations delivered during CEFTA Week 2016.

 

Overall Programme Schedule

7 December, 2016

 

Session I:  Monitoring within CEFTA Party for better implementation of CEFTA

Agenda

Presentations:


Formulation of the economy policy – national case of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ms. Zada MUMINOVIC Bosnia and Herzegovina


Monitoring within CEFTA Party for better implementation of CEFTA- the perspectives of Albania

Ms. Pranvera Kastrati, Albania


Monitoring within CEFTA Party for better implementation of CEFTA- the perspectives of Serbia

Ms. Bojana Todorovic, Serbia


Prospects for academia’s contribution in CEFTA monitoring, evaluation and implementation

Ms. Silvana MOJSOVSKA, CEFTA Network Academia


The importance and role of trade policy in the national economic reform programmes (NERPS)

Mr. Bernard BRUNET, EC (DG NEAR)


South East Europe Economic Outlook and Trade Integration

Mr. Denis MESIHOVIC, WB office in Montenegro


The importance and of the current state of play SEE 2020

Ms. Dragana DJURICA, RCC


 

Session II:  Academic Competition – CEFTA 10 years on: its contribution to the CEFTA economies

Agenda

Presentations:


Ms Venera DEMUKAJ , RTI Kosovo*

Regional Integration, Trade and Development in the CEFTA Region


 

Session III: Monitoring between CEFTA Parties

Agenda

Presentations:


Strengthening of the available CEFTA monitoring tools including its dispute settlement mechanism in order to facilitate the implementation of CEFTA and to contribute the CEFTA Parties’ efforts to get integrated into global value chains.

Mr. Rexhep BLLACA, MTI Kosovo*


Strengthening the quality of statistical data and dispute settlement mechanism as the available monitoring tools in CEFTA in order to facilitate the implementation of CEFTA and to contribute the CEFTA Parties’ efforts to get integrated into global value chains.

Ms. Zorica SMILEVA, Macedonia


The global practice in dispute settlement in different regional free trade agreements and other RTAs dealing with dispute settlement.

Mr. Thomas MATHEW, UNCTAD


Open Regional Fund for SEE – Foreign Trade Promotion

Ms. Johanna WOHLMEYER, GIZ


 

Session IV: Monitoring of CEFTA implementation by private sector

Agenda

Presentations:


CEFTA Through Numbers & CEFTA Myths and Facts

Ms.Marjana AGIC – Molnar, GfK


CEFTA Myths and Facts

Ms. Pranvera KASTRATI- Albania


CEFTA Myths and Facts

Ms. Jadranka ZENIC ZELJKOVI- Serbia


Competitiveness in South East Europe: A Policy Outlook

Mr. Hendrik BOSSHAMMER, OECD


More effective involvement of private sector in monitoring of implementation of CEFTA

Ms. Biljana PEEVA, Chamber of Commerce of Macedonia


Private sector involvement – Monitoring CEFTA trade facilitation measures implementation

Mr. Cezary SOWINSKI, DHL


Partnership in Project Implementation-Implementation of Pre-arrival Processing for Express Consignments

Ms. Tanja BOSKOVIC, GIZ


New trade issues

PhD. Gordana DUROVIC, University of Montenegro, Faculty of Economics


Role of National TF Committee

Ms. Danijela GACEVIC

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