Tashkent to host scientific-practical workshop on “Economic evaluation of Uzbekistan’s accession to the WTO”

On December 5, 2019, Uzbekistan – South Korean scientific and practical workshop on “Economic evaluation of Uzbekistan’s accession to the WTO” will be held at the Palace of Youth Creativity in Tashkent.

The event is organized by the Institute for Strategic and Regional Studies under the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan together with the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy (KIEP).

In accordance with the agreement signed during the visit of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan to the Republic of Korea in 2017, KIEP was identified as a main partner of relevant institutions of the Uzbek side to assess the economic consequences of joining the WTO.

The goal of the workshop is to discuss research conclusions of the two institutions dedicated to the impact of WTO accession on Uzbekistan’s agricultural field. Following the event, experts from the two countries will present a joint report with recommendations to the ministries and agencies of Uzbekistan.

At the workshop, the Uzbek side will be represented by the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Trade, the ISRS, specialists from ministries and agencies, as well as expert of the research institutions.

From the Korean side, the event will be attended by former Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN Office and the WTO Choi Seok-young, Director General for International Trade Affairs of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy Sung-gil Chang, professor of Hanyang University Hongyul Han, professor of Hanyang Women's University Seong-Gyun Shin, Professor of Kyung Hee University Bokyeong Park, KIEP Senior Research Fellow Jin Kyo Suh, KIEP Senior Research Fellow Min-Sung Kim.

The KIEP was founded in 1989 as a leading governmental institute in the field of economic research. Its main task is to provide information and analytical support and advice to the Korean government on key trends in the world economy. In 2018 the Institute ranked 33rd among the best “think tanks” in the world and became the 3rd among the research institutions of Asian countries.