Studies on International Trade Systems (FY2009)
IIST cooperated in holding seminars organized by the Fair Trade Center for government officials, academics, and businesspeople with the objectives of promoting the exchange of information on matters relating to the trade issues facing Japan and its trade policy responses. This is to contribute to enhancing understanding among business circles. The seminars consisted mainly of lectures by experts followed by discussions.
Organized by: The Fair Trade Center, Institute for International Trade and Investment
In cooperation with: Institute for International Studies and Training (IIST)
In the wake of the amendment of Japan’s Antimonopoly Law in June 2009 and the rush of civil antitrust litigation in the European Union, the seminars placed the emphasis in particular on issues relating to competition law. Focusing mainly on the themes of the World Trade Organization and competition issues, the seminars took up such topics as the urgent problem of the worldwide financial crisis and national trade policies; the trade policy of the United States under the administration of President Barack Obama; and China’s antidumping and subsidy countervailing duty systems, which are extremely important at the working level. The seminars were held on 10 occasions and attracted an aggregate of 364 participants. Details are shown in the above table.
General Affairs, Planning, Research & PR Dept.