[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 141 (Wednesday, July 23, 1997)]
[Pages 39539-39540]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-19400]



[Investigation 332-372]

The Economic Implications of Liberalizing APEC Tariff and 
Nontariff Barriers to Trade

AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission.

ACTION: Scheduling of public symposium.


EFFECTIVE DATE: July 14, 1997.

SUMMARY: Following receipt on November 1, 1996 of a request from the 
U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the Commission instituted 
investigation No. 332-372, The Economic Implications of Liberalizing 
APEC Tariff and Nontariff Barriers To Trade, under section 332(g) of 
the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1332(g)). The USTR asked that the 
Commission provide an objective, critical report, based on a symposium 
to be held by the Commission, on the identification and assessment of 
the impact of nontariff barriers (NTBs) to trade and investment in APEC 
and on the general equilibrium modeling of APEC trade liberalization. 
As indicated in the notice published in the Federal Register of 
December 4, 1996 (61 F.R. 64365) announcing institution of the 
investigation, the symposium schedule was to be published in a 
subsequent Federal Register Notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Benjamin, Office of Economics, 
at (202) 205-3125. The media should contact Margaret O'Laughlin, Office 
of External Relations (202-205-1819).

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Hearing impaired individuals are advised that information on this 
matter can be obtained by contacting the TDD terminal on (202-205-

Schedule for Symposium

Evaluating APEC Trade Liberalization: Tariff and Nontariff Barriers, 
September 11-12, 1997, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, 
DC 20436

September 11, 1997--9:00 am--Opening remarks by Chairman Miller
9:15 am
1. Trade Policy Measures
    Magnus Blomstrom, Stockholm University, Regional Integration and 
Foreign Direct Investment
    David Richardson, Syracuse University, Institute for International 
Economics, Competition Policy
Break 10:30 am
10:45 am
2. Deregulation
    Cliff Winston, The Brookings Institution, U.S. Industry Adjustment 
to Economic Deregulation
    Claude Barfield, American Enterprise Institute, Deregulation and 
Break 12:00 pm
1:30 pm
3. Case Studies A
    Mark Tilton, Purdue University, Japanese Group Boycotts and Closed 
Government Procurement as Barriers to Trade
    Diane Manifold, U.S. International Trade Commission, Japanese 
Corporate Activities in Asia: Implications for Market Access
2:45 pm
4. Case Studies B
    Yu-Shi Mao, Chairman of the Unirule Institute of Econ, China's 
Nontariff Trade Barriers, and An Inquiry to the Calculation of 
Consumers' Surplus Under Partial Equilibrium
    U.S. International Trade Commission Staff, The Measurement of Non-
Tariff Barriers for Selected Sectors in Selected East Asian Countries
Break 3:45 pm
4:00 pm
5. Business Networks
    James E. Rauch, University of California, San Diego, The Impact of 
Overseas Chinese Networks on APEC Trade
    Gary Hamilton, University of Washington, Organization of the 
Taiwanese and South Korean Economies: A Comparative Analysis (with 
Robert Feenstra)
September 12, 1997--9:15 am
6. Services and Intellectual Property Rights
    Walter Park, American University, Patent Policies as Nontariff 
Barriers to Trade
    Malcolm Bosworth, Productivity Commission, Australia, Measuring 
Trade Barriers on Services within APEC
Break 10:30 am
10:45 am
7. Public Practices
    Simon Evenett, University of Michigan Business School, The Effect 
of Liberalizing Government Procurement Practices on Intra-APEC Trade 
    Praveen Dixit, Economic Research Service, USDA, State Trading in 
Agriculture: an Analytical Framework (with Tim Josling)
1:30 pm
8. General Equilibrium Modeling of Trade Liberalization A
    Innwon Park, National University of Singapore, Strategic Interest 
of ASEAN in Regional Trading Groups in the Asia-Pacific Region (with 
Tan Kong Yam, and Mun Heng Toh)
    Philippa Dee, Productivity Commission, Australia, Modeling Services 
Trade Barriers in APEC
2:45 pm
9. General Equilibrium Modeling of Trade Liberalization B
    Shujiro Urata, Waseda University, Japan, The Impact of Deregulation 
in the Service Sector in Japan: A General Equilibrium Approach (with 
Hiroki Kawai)
    International Trade Commission Staff, Liberalizing Services Trade 
Break 3:45 pm
4:00 pm
    10. Dynamic Modeling of Trade Liberalization
    Dale Jorgenson, Harvard University, Trade Policy and Economic 
Growth (with Mun S. Ho)
    Warwick McKibbin, The Australian National University, Trade and 
Financial Effects of APEC Trade Liberalization

    Symposium: The symposium will be held on September 11 and 12, 1997 
at the U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., 
Washington DC. Members of the public may attend the symposium and there 
will be an opportunity for brief technical comments on the papers from 
the audience. Those who would like to attend the symposium are 
requested to indicate their intention by sending a letter or fax to the 
Office of Economics, U.S. International Trade Commission (fax no. 202-
205-2340) by September 2, 1997.

    Issued: July 14, 1979.

    By order of the Commission.
Donna R. Koehnke,
[FR Doc. 97-19400 Filed 7-22-97; 8:45 am]