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5th BRICS Trade and Economic Research Network (TERN) Meeting

  • Location: Rio, Brazil

The Center on Global Trade and Investment (CGTI) at the School of Economics from Getulio Vargas Foundation in Brazil hosted the 5th BRICS Trade and Economic Research Network (TERN) meeting on 17 March 2014 at the FGV Headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The objective of the Workshop was to explore further cooperation among the members of the BRICS TERN on a range of trade, investment and economic topics, including the multilateral trading system, investment regimes, preferential trade agreements and trade and climate change issues. The main theme of this meeting was: The impacts of Mega Agreements on BRICS.

Date: 17 March 2014
Venue: FGV Headquarters

Download the presentation by Catherine Grant Makokera, SAIIA, " pdf  Impacts of Mega-Agreements on South Africa (422.12 kB) ."

Click here to download the meeting report and recommendations of the 2014 BRICS TERN meeting.

pdf  Click here to download the meeting report of the 2013 BRICS TERN meeting (221.58 kB) . You can also visit the event page for the 2013 meeting for more documents related to BRICS TERN.


9.00 am    Opening Session
Amb. Luiz Felipe de Seixas Corrêa
Prof. Renato Flores – FGV Rio, Rio de Janeiro
Carlos Abijaodi - Diretor- CNI

9.30 – 10.30 am    Mega-Agreements: regulatory and economic impacts on BRICS
Vera Thorstensen and Lucas Ferraz – FGV SP, São Paulo
Discussants: Diego Bonomo (CNI) e Adriana Dantas (BMA)

10.30 – 11.00 am – Coffee Break

11.00 – 12.00 am    Impacts of Mega-Agreements on India
Archana Jaktar – CUTS - International, India
Discussants: Sandra Rios (CINDES)

12.00 – 01.00 pm
Impacts of Mega-Agreements on China
Gong Baihua and HaiRong Luo – Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Center, Shanghai
Discussants: Flavio Carneiro (IPEA)

02.30 – 03.30 pm   Impacts of Mega-Agreements on Russia
Natalyia Turdyeva – Higher School of Economics, Moscow.
Discussants: Lia Vals (FGV)

03.30 – 04.30 pm    Impacts of Mega-Agreements on South Africa
Catherine Grant – South Africa International Affairs (SAIIA), South Africa
Discussants: Paulo Ferracioli (FGV)

04.30 – 5.30 pm    Discussion of the Conclusions to the Document to be published with all contributions
Vera Thorstensen – FGV SP

About the BRICS TERN

BRICS countries represent 43 percent of world’s population, 18 percent of global trade, attract 53 percent of the foreign capital, accounts for about 25 percent of global gross domestic product on purchasing power parity basis and are currently generating about 45 percent growth of the world economy.

BRICS Trade & Economics Research Network (BRICS-TERN) has been established as a platform of non-governmental groups from among Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. Its purpose is to assist the on-going cooperation between and among the BRICS countries with network-based policy research and advocacy on contemporary developmental issues.

Founding members of BRICS TERN

    Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
    EcoAccord, Russia
    CUTS International, India
    Shanghai WTO Affairs Consultation Center, China
    South African Institute of International Affairs, South Africa

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