UNCITRAL-UM Asia-Pacific Fall Conference on Trade Development through the Harmonization of Commercial Law

Країна: Китай

Місто: Macau

Тези до: 25.08.2014

Дати: 17.10.14 — 17.10.14

Область наук: Економічні;

Е-мейл Оргкомітету: law.umuncitral@umac.mo.

Організатори: UNCITRAL and University of Macau


With an objective to reduce disparities in national and regional regulations that impact international trade, the United Nations Commission on the International Trade (UNCITRAL) was established by the UN General Assembly. As one of the core legal institution of the United Nations, it seeks to progressively harmonize and unify national and regional laws to promote international trade. The UNCITRAL has developed a variety of instruments, including conventions, model laws, and codifications of international trade terms, legislative guides and standards. The UNCIRTAL Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific was inaugurated in 2012 to promote harmonization and unification instruments of UNCITRAL in the Asia-Pacific region with the objective of diminishing legal obstacles to global commercial transactions.

Macau SAR, one of the two Special Administrative Regions of China, has in recent years established itself as a top gambling and tourism destination in Asia. It is a global city endowed with a well-developed infrastructure for trade and industry. Macau adheres to the free market economy and has in place a simple and low taxation system, autonomous customs and widespread international market network. Macau’s economy has witnessed phenomenal growth rates over the last decade through rapid expansion in gaming industry. However, it is currently advancing towards moderate economic diversification, by promoting accelerated growth of its convention and exhibition industry, cultural and creative industries, traditional Chinese medicine and trade in services. It is also striving to become a regional economic and trade services platform, with the ability to provide quality service to investors and traders from all over the world.

On the other hand, the Portuguese speaking countries, which spread around five continents, with an overall consumer market of 0.2 billion people and advantageous geographical location in their respective area, have great potentials to co-operate with China, due to their respective comparative advantages. Thanks to Macao’s unique historical and cultural background, the Central Government strongly supports Macao to be developed into an economic and cultural co-operation platform between Mainland China and Portuguese speaking countries. While having strong links with Portuguese speaking countries, being a free port and independent tariff region, Macao also has many merits like a sound legal and financial system, robust economic development and lost operational costs. Through Macao as a platform, the trade flow between Mainland China and Portuguese speaking countries will be highly facilitated.

Founded in 1981, University of Macau is the leading university and also the only public comprehensive university in Macau. It is a young but resourceful and ambitious education institution, with unique Sino-European heritage and global connections. With its ongoing relocation to a new campus in the neighboring Hengqin Island, University of Macau is gearing itself to become a world class university. The Faculty of Law of University of Macau, as the oldest law school in Macau, with diverse and multilingual programs and teaching staff of international backgrounds, has been playing a very important role in the promoting legal education and research in Macau and contributing to the building-up of local legal system. It regularly attracts a number of distinguished scholars from European and other countries as visiting professors or for academic exchanges. In addition, the Faculty of Law has also successfully held many high-level international academic conferences and meetings in a range of legal topics.

The UNCITRAL (United Nations Commission on International Trade Law) Regional Centre for Asia and the Pacific will jointly hold its Asia Pacific Fall Conference with the Faculty of Law at the Hengqin Campus, University of Macau in Macau SAR during 17th and 18th October 2014. The conference with a broad theme of Trade Development through the Harmonization of Commercial Law will address critical legal issues in six specific tracks focusing on contemporary international, regional and national developments in the related topics. The conference invites researchers, scholars, and practitioners to share their insightful opinions and important findings of their research related to the conference theme and tracks. Aiming to promote an international dialogue, the conference is now seeking submissions of paper proposals to explore the following tracks:

1.     International Commercial Arbitration and Conciliation

2.     Investor-State Dispute Settlement and UNCITRAL Rules on Transparency

3.     International Sales of Goods (CISG & The Hague Principles in International Commercial Contracts)

4.     International Transport of Goods and Rotterdam rules

5.     Cross-Border Insolvency

6.      E-Commerce Law

Веб-сторінка конференції: http://www.umac.mo/fll/umuncitral/

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