The Committee on Trade and Investment is one of the nine committees that make up the subsidiary structure of the Commission. It is held every other year. The fifth session of the Committee will refer to the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2017: Channelling Trade and Investment into Sustainable Development as the background document and will consider the following agenda items: reviewing the role of trade and trade policy as drivers of regional integration and prosperity in an era of economic uncertainty; promoting trade facilitation, paperless trade and electronic commerce for sustainable development; investment and enterprise development for sustainable development; consideration of the future focus of the trade and investment subprogramme; consideration of draft resolutions for submission to the Commission at its seventy-fourth session; and other matters.
The Committee is expected to conduct a substantive interactive dialogue on the theme topic of the Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Report 2017 and related issues, to formulate concrete policy recommendations in this regard and provide guidance to the secretariat on its subprogramme and activities in the area of trade and investment.
The Committee session will take place during the Fifth Asia-Pacific Trade and Investment Week, which will be held from 30 October to 3 November 2017. Various events during the TI Week will enrich the deliberations of the Committee session.
Following the meeting delegations attended filled out questionnaires regarding the session. A summary of the results is available for download.