South Asian Regional Conference on ‘Participatory Approach to Address Non-Tariff Barriers in Regional Trade
The South Asian Regional Conference on ‘Participatory Approach to Address Non-Tariff Barriers in Regional Trade’, took place during 11- 12th April in New Delhi India. The conference was organized by CUTS, Jaipur in collaboration with Asia Foundation in New Delhi, India. IPS was the Sri Lankan partner for both the Phase I and Phase II of the COECOSA Project.
Executive Director IPS, made a presentation on “Sri Lanka’s Standing on Non-Tariff Barriers in South Asia” and was a panelist for a presentation on “Country Positions on Non-tariff Barriers in South Asia” under Consumer Unity and Trust Society (CUTS) project on “Cost of Economic Non-Cooperation to Consumers in South Asia (COENCOSA) – Phase II” funded by the Asia Foundation. Executive Director also chaired a session on “A Programme on South Asia Regional Integration” at the South Asia Stakeholder Consultation on “Participatory Approaches to South Asian Regional Integration and Connectivity” organized by CUTS and AUSAID which was worked off on the 12th of April 2013 in New Delhi, India. Raveen Ekanayake of the IPS is the chief coordinator of the project in Sri Lanka. He participated in all the group discussions and follow up activities.