The workshop will focus on environmental requirements, market access/entry and export competitiveness for electrical and electronic products from China, Philippines and Thailand. It will discuss country-case studies and exchange national experience on information gathering and dissemination on environmental and health requirements in key target markets; and pro-active policies for facilitating adjustment to environmental/health requirements in key export markets, including sub-regional initiatives, if considered appropriate. Moreover, the workshop will address the problems related to rising imports of second-hand IT equipment and the collection and recycling/disposal of post-consumer electrical and electronic waste at national level, an issue which is of growing concern for many countries in the region.
The workshop targets representatives of the private sector, along with government officials at the ministries of commerce and environment from each of the three beneficiary countries. Representatives of transnational electronics corporations and representatives of UNIDO, WTO and the Sustainable Trade and Innovation Centres (STIC), will also attend the meeting.