ESCAP to launch report
The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
(ESCAP) will launch the Trade and Investment Report, 2011 on July 25 on
the first day of Trade and Investment Week.
The 2011 Report, under the theme Capturing Post Crisis Trade and
Investment Opportunities, is an annual report of ESCAP. It is the only
publication providing data for a large number of trade performance
indicators for most of the 58 members of ESCAP including export and
import growth rates, shares in intraregional trade, services trade,
FDI changes, indicators of trade facilitation, tariff levels and
number of RTAs and their trade coverage. Analysis of key issues for the
region, such as preferential trade agreements, linkage between trade,
investment and climate change mitigation policies, centrality of China
in the Asian century are featured. In particular, the Report shows how
mitigation and adaptation measures associated with climate change can be
converted to trade and investment opportunities.