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School of Law cordially invites you to
A Joint Seminar on
The World Trade Organization (WTO) and
Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
Prof. Mitsuo Matsushita
Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo
Founding Member, WTO Appellate Body


Prof. William J. Davey
Guy Raymond Jones Chair Emeritus, University of Illinois College of Law
Former Director, Legal Affairs Division, WTO Secretariat

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9 October 2008, Thursday
3.00pm to 5.30pm
Networked Seminar Room 1-3
School of Law Level 1
60 Stamford Road
Singapore 178900

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Established in 1994, the WTO has quickly become one of the most important international organizations in the world today. Over the past few years, however, the WTO has met many new challenges. One of the most serious challenges is the FTAs that have mushroomed around the world, especially in the Asia region. How would these FTAs affect the WTO? What are the other challenges facing the WTO? How should the WTO deal with these challenges? In this joint seminar, two of the world's most renowned scholars on WTO will share with you their thoughts on these issues and beyond.

The seminar will start with a lecture on "Proliferation of FTA and its Implications on the World Trading System" by Prof. Matsushita, a founding member of the WTO Appellate Body, popularly known as the "World Court on International Trade". In the second part of the seminar, Prof. Davey, former Chief Legal Advisor of the WTO Secretariat, will continue the intelle ctual journey with a lecture on "The Future of the WTO". Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for an interactive dialogue with both speakers on these and other issues relating to the multilateral trading system.

Kindly register by 7 October 2008, Tuesday. Attendance is by registration only.

We look forward to seeing you at this event.

Yours sincerely,

Office of the Dean
School of Law
Singapore Management University
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