4th CAREC Think Tanks Development Forum


Intra-regional trade is particularly significant today due to the growing trade conflicts among major trading partners. This situation not only threatens to dampen the prospects for global growth prospects; it also weakens the multilateral governance system that has underpinned trade relationships between and among countries over many years. Without question, trade is an overarching economic objective without which there can be no multiple positive consequences.

The 4th CAREC Thinktanks Development Forum will inter-alia identify and discuss the main challenges to trade within the region, among which are the economic implications of the burgeoning trade conflicts among the major global trading partners. An assessment of these tensions will identify the necessary policy mechanisms for CAREC member countries to craft positive responses and avert negative consequences to the region.