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WTO Trade Policy Review of Japan 2023

Tuesday, November 28, 2023 18:30 - 21:30
  • Zunfthaus zur Meisen
    Münsterhof 20
    8001 Zürich
  • Masahiro Hayafuji Head Asia and Pacific Region - Trade Policies Review Division WTO
  • Swiss-Japanese Chamber of Commerce

SJCC Members: CHF 120.-
Non-Members: CHF 160.-

(full no-show fee and late cancellation fee after November 22, 2023)

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WTO Trade Policy Review of Japan 2023
(The Evolution of Japan’s Trade Policy)

The World Trade Organization (WTO) held the fifteenth Trade Policy Review (TPR) of Japan on 1 and 3 March 2023. The talk will provide a brief introduction of the WTO TPR Mechanism and show some of the key findings of the TPR of Japan.

18:00 Door opening
18:30 Presentation
19:30 Dinner

About the guest speaker:
Masahiro Hayafuji is Head of Region, Asia and Pacific, Trade Policies Review Division at the WTO in Geneva.

1986-1987 Economic Cooperation Division, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), Japan
1987-1989 Chief, General Coordination Section, Fibre and Spinning Division, Consumer Goods Industries Bureau, MITI
1989-1991 Chief, General Coordination Section, Planning division, Economic Planning Agency, Japan
1991-1993 Administrator (Economist), Economics Department, OECD, Paris
1994-1996 Deputy-Director, General Coordination Division, Trade Policy Bureau, MITI
1996-2000 Trade Policy Analyst, Trade Policies Review Division, WTO
2000-present Counsellor, Trade Policies Review Division
2014-present Head of Region, Asia and Pacific, Trade Policies Review Division

A.B. (Mathematical economics) from Brown University, Providence, R.I., USA
M.Sc. (Economic History) from University of Oxford, UK