Policy Research Seminar on Global Value Chains and Standards for Trade in Asia

photo:Policy Research Seminar on Global Value Chains and Standards for Trade in Asia           

IDE-JETRO co-organized a seminar with the Ministry of Development Strategies and Interna-tional Trade (MODSIT). The seminar highlighted the topics on Global Value Chains (GVCs) oriented growth strategy and trade standard and speakers from academics and business sectors from both IDE and distinguished institutes and company in Sri Lanka shared the research findings and experiences with the Sri Lankan governmental officials.
Date and Time

March 29, 2018. (Thursday) 9:30-12:30


IDE-JETRO, JETRO Colombo, Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade (MODSIT)


Auditorium, Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS)

Opening Session
  • Chair: Shinya Imaizumi, Chief Senior Researcher, Inter-disciplinary Studies Centre, IDE-JETRO
  • Opening Remark: Mangala P. B. Yapa, Technical Advisor to Hon Minister of Development Strategies & International Trade and Member of the Board of Investment, Sri Lanka
  • Introduction: Etsuyo Arai, Director, Current Affairs Studies Group, Director Area Studies Centre, IDE- JETRO
Session 1: Perspectives for Global Value Chain (GVC) Oriented Growth
  • Chair: Shinya Imaizumi

  • Presentation: "The GVC-led Development Strategy in Asia"
    Ikuo Kuroiwa, Chief Senior Researcher, Development Studies Centre, IDE-JETRO

  • Presentation: "Enhancing Entrepreneurs for Global Value Chains and Standards for Trade: With Special Reference to Sri Lanka"
    Hettige Don Karunaratne, Professor, Department of Business Economics, University of Colombo

Session2: Standard for Trade: Challenges for Asian Countries

  • Chair: Jairo Andrés Villamil-Diaz, International Technical Specialist, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

  • Presentation: "Trend of the Environment and Food Safety Standards and Challenges for Producers in Asia"
    Etsuyo Michida, Environment and Natural Resource Studies Group, Interdisciplinary Studies Centre, IDE-JETRO

  • Presentation: "Challenges of Meeting Emerging Food Safety and Other Standards: the Case of Tea Exports from Sri Lanka"
    Janaka Wijayasiri, Research Fellow and Head of International Economic Policy Research, IPS

  • Presentation: "Dilmah Tea –going beyond the Market Standard to meet Consume Expectations"
    Dilhan C. Fernando, CEO, Dilmah Ceylon Tea Co.

Closing Remarks:

  • Kazuhiko Obama, Resident Representative of JETRO Colombo