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Global and regional value chain symposium held in Chile

November 2013

On November 21 JETRO held a symposium titled "Global and Regional Value Chains: Asian and Latin American Experiences" in cooperation with the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the University of Chile Institute of International Studies (IEI).

Given the development of international production networks, or global value chains (GVCs), by leading companies in the world and the growing impact they are having on the world economy, this symposium was held with the goal of planning the diffusion of results of both theoretical and empirical analytical research on GVCs in Latin America. At the same time, examples of GVC formation through trade and investment between Japan and Chile were presented in order to deepen understanding of the actual economic relationship between the countries.

The symposium was highly praised by participants. One stated "These presentations offered more than a mere analysis of trade; they offered an analysis of business on an added-value basis with real substance. This was extremely useful."

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Keynote speech by JETRO Executive Vice President Tadayuki Nagashima

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Symposium venue

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Keynote speech by IDE-JETRO Chief Senior Researcher Satoshi Inomata

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IDE-JETRO Deputy Director Meng Bo (fourth from left) during panel discussion

Outline of the symposium

Title Global and Regional Value Chains: Asian and Latin American Experiences
Organizer
  • JETRO
  • United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC)
  • University of Chile Institute of International Studies (IEI)
Supporting organizer
  • Embassy of Japan in Chile
  • Japan-Chile Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Date November 21, 2013
Venue ECLAC "Celso Furtado"
Number of participants 71
Schedule
  • Opening remarks
    • Osvaldo Rosales, Director of International Trade and Integration Division, ECLAC
    • HE Hidenori Murakami, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of Chile
  • Keynote speech 1
    "Economic Relations between Japan and Latin America and Global Value Chains" by Tadayuki Nagashima, Executive Vice President, JETRO
  • Keynote speech 2
    "Trade in Value-Added - East Asian Perspective" by Satoshi Inomata, Chief Senior Researcher, Development Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO)
  • Keynote speech 3
    "Latin America and the Caribbean in Regional Value Chains" by José Durán Lima, Economic Affair Officer, ITID, ECLAC
  • Panel discussion
    Theme: "Global and Regional Value Chains: What Can Latin America Learn from Asia?"
    Moderator: Osvaldo Rosales, Director of ITID
    Panelists:
    • Meng Bo, Deputy Director, International Input-Output Analysis Studies Group, Development Studies Center, IDE-JETRO
    • Nanno Mulder, Economic Affair Officer, ITID, ECLAC
    • Hernán Gutierrez, Professor, Institute for International Studies (IEI), University of Chile
  • Closing remarks
    José Morandé Lavín, Director of Institute for International Studies (IEI)
    MC: JETRO Santiago
    Languages: English, Spanish (simultaneous interpretation)>

The ECLAC website has documents, records and videos about this symposium.
International Symposium "Global and Regional Value Chains: Asian and Latin American experiences"

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