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.
7 December, 2016
Session I: Monitoring within CEFTA Party for better implementation of CEFTA
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
Ms Venera DEMUKAJ , RTI Kosovo*
Regional Integration, Trade and Development in the CEFTA Region
Session III: Monitoring between CEFTA Parties
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
CEFTA Through Numbers & CEFTA Myths and Facts
Ms.Marjana AGIC – Molnar, GfK
Ms. Pranvera KASTRATI- Albania
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
PhD. Gordana DUROVIC, University of Montenegro, Faculty of Economics
Ms. Danijela GACEVIC