Project Title

Case Study on Supporting Industry Promotion Policies in APEC - APEC Supporting Industry Initiative 

Project Year

2016   

Project Number

CTI 26 2016T 

Project Session

Session 2   

Project Type

Standard 

Project Status

Completed Project   
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Project No.

CTI 26 2016T 

Project Title

Case Study on Supporting Industry Promotion Policies in APEC - APEC Supporting Industry Initiative 

Project Status

Completed Project 

Publication (if any)

 

Fund Account

TILF Special Account 

Sub-fund

None 

Project Year

2016 

Project Session

Session 2 

APEC Funding

66,480 

Co-funding Amount

Total Project Value

66,480 

Sponsoring Forum

Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) 

Topics

Trade Facilitation 

Committee

Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) 

Other Fora Involved

 

Other Non-APEC Stakeholders Involved

 

Proposing Economy(ies)

Japan; Viet Nam 

Co-Sponsoring Economies

Brunei Darussalam; Korea; Malaysia; Mexico; Chinese Taipei 

Expected Start Date

01/12/2016 

Expected Completion Date

31/12/2017 

Project Proponent Name 1

Mitsuhiro Fukuyama 

Job Title 1

Director 

Organization 1

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 

Postal Address 1

Kasumigaseki 1-3-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901 Japan 

Telephone 1

81-3 35011407 

Fax 1

Not Applicable 

Email 1

iino-katsuya@meti.go.jp 

Project Proponent Name 2

Ai Inoue 

Job Title 2

Assistant Director 

Organization 2

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 

Postal Address 2

Kasumigaseki 1-3-1, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8901 Japan 

Telephone 2

81-3 35011407 

Fax 2

Not Applicable 

Email 2

iino-katsuya@meti.go.jp 

Declaration

Mitsuhiro Fukuyama and Ai Inoue 

Project Summary

The Policy Seminar regarging to the promorting on supporting industries is scheduled to take place in Viet Nam at the margin of the First Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM1) in 2017. It aims to provide an opportunity to discuss and learn from best policy practices to promote competitive, high-skilled and modernized supporting industries, and share common directions among APEC economies, by bringing together government experts with diverse experiences and relevant stakeholders with business and academic backgrounds, possibly with substantive inputs from the PSU. It will also serve as an opportunity of networking for the participants who are interested in promoting competitive, high-skilled and modernized supporting industries. 

This proposal is aligned with one of  APEC 2016 priorities, “Modernization of MSMEs”, and will also contribute to the implementation of Boracay Action Agenda to Globalize MSMEs, adopted in 2015.

Relevance

To accelerate economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region, it is important for all APEC economies to integrate Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) into global value chains (GVCs). In particular, supporting industries, which are largely MSMEs, serve a wide range of manufacturing industries and play an important role in value chains with their sophisticated and modernized technologies. In other words, supporting industries are considered essential “infrastructure”, and therefore should be one of the policy targets in order for all APEC economies to boost their economic growth. 

Supporting industries play an important role in value chains because they serve a wide range of manufacturing industries. Changes in production patterns and advancements in technology have led to both opportunities and challenges for supporting industries. In order for supporting industries in APEC economies to remain competitive and relevant, policies pertaining to them should be responsive to these developments. 

Against this backdrop, in light of the lessons learned from the case study led by PSU and this policy seminar outcomes, APEC is expected to contribute to collectively promote supporting industries in the region, by sharing policy experiences, discussing possible best policies to nurture competitive, high-skilled and modernized supporting industries, and establishing a policy guideline which improves the quality of policies in the Asia Pacific region. 

This project is also referring the Action Program Small and Medium Enterprizes, 1. Joint Activities on Osaka Action Agenda. 

This project is aligned with Part 2, Section B, 8. Small and Medium Enterprises on the Osaka Action Agenda.

Objectives

Key objectives of holding the Policy Seminar on promotion of supporting industries include: 

i)  to exchange best policy practices of promoting competitive, high-skilled and modernized supporting industries to deepen understanding on the issue and share common directions among APEC economies, with possible input from the PSU. In the process of development the report by PSU, PSU will make presentation an inception report at the Policy Seminar, and the discussion will be refrected to the policy seminar, accordingly. 

ii) to provide an opportunity of networking for policy-makers, program managers and interested stakeholders responsible for nurturing competitive, high-skilled and modernized supporting industries. 

iii) to develop possible elements including such as clusitering policy, R&D policy and HRD policy (see below 4.)on APEC supporting industry policy guideline.

Alignment

First, the project is aligned with one of APEC 2016 priorities, “Modernization of MSMEs”, and it is an initiative related to “Boracay Action Agenda to Globalize MSMEs”. 

Second, this project is in line with 2011 APEC Leaders declaration ANNEX B “ENHANCING SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED ENTERPRISES PARTICIPATION IN GLOBAL PRODUCTION CHAINS”. 

Third, this project also conforms to the following principles of the Osaka Action Agenda: 8. SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES: SMEs are a critical engine for growth and innovation in the Asia-Pacific region, able to respond flexibly to technological advancement and the diversification of consumer needs. APEC economies will cooperate to maintain and develop SME dynamism by improving the economic environment so that SMEs may fully exploit their creativity and mobility, by helping SMEs address priority fields –human resources, information access, technology and technology sharing, financing and market access – and by improving SME policies. 

Fourth, as a contribution to the 2016 APEC priority on modernization of MSMEs and to the implementation of 2015 MRT Statement on Boracay Action Agenda to Globalize MSMEs[1], the Committee on Trade and Investment (CTI) in 2016 endorsed the “APEC Supporting Industry Initiative” proposed by Japan and Viet Nam. This Initiative is also in line with the 2011 Leaders’ Declaration on enhancing small and medium-sized enterprises participation in global production chains[2].

Scope of Supporting Industry




[1] 2015 Meeting of APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade Statement, Boracay, Philippines, 24 May 2015, http://www.apec.org/Meeting-Papers/Sectoral-Ministerial-Meetings/Trade/2015_trade.aspx.

[2] 2011 Leaders’ Declaration, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, 12 November 2011, http://www.apec.org/Meeting-Papers/Leaders-Declarations/2011/2011_aelm.aspx.

TILF/ASF Justification

The seminar will provide the participants from APEC economies with better understanding on the benefits of enhancing promoting supporting industries and best practice in the Asia Pacific region, thereby fostering the capacity of the APEC economies to make supporting industries more enhancing.

Beneficiaries and Outputs

Outputs: The expected the outputs are produced the Policy Guideline, the methodolody and contents are as follows; 

i) The project shall consist of 3 case studies, each focusing on a specific APEC economy. Considering that the concept of supporting industries varies in different economic and policy contexts, each case study should begin with a clear discussion of the scope of supporting industry being analysed.

ii) The summury of the seminar will inputs into the policy guideline.

iii) Formation of a network of experts and policy makers in APEC region for those who attend the seminar.

iv)  Development of the ‘Policy Guideline’ including some beneficial results of the seminar” to the section on Outputs as it discusses concrete products of the project. 

The final output is to utilize this guideline as effective reference in terms of development of related policies in each APEC economy.

Outcomes: 

i) Improved capacity of APEC economies to enhance supporting industries, which will in turn facilitate trade and investment in the region and promote MSMEs’ participation in GVCs, through exchange of lessons and best practices as well as site visits for the participants to the seminar. Publication of the summary report/compendium will further contribute to this purpose.

ii) Formation of a network of experts and policy makers in APEC region for those who attend the seminar.

iii) Development of the ‘Policy Guideline’ including some beneficial results of the seminar. 

Beneficiaries:

i) Governments manager level officials who is planning relative policiies will directly benefit from the project. The major target of the seminar will be mainly those responsible for investment promotion, promotion of MSMEs, mainly supporting induetries, and trade and investment policies from APEC economies (policy makers, program managers).

ii) Academics, not senior revel, studing relative policies, business representatives expanding business in economies and practitioners with the expertise in enhancing supporting industries, who will have opportunities to share their perspectives with officials around APEC region.

iii) Other interested officials and any other stakeholders who do not participate in the seminar will benefit from reading the summary report/compendium.

Dissemination

The presentation materials will be shared with the participants of the seminar as well as APEC member economies through APEC Meeting Document Database. The summary report will be made publically available electronically at APEC publication page. 

Target readers of that compendium are:

i) Governments’ officials from APEC economies (policy makers, program managers) responsible for relevant policy areas.

ii) Business representatives and private sectors.

iii) Academics and representatives from international organizations with an interest in promoting supporting industries.

There is no intension of selling the outputs arising from this project.

The summary report will input to the PSU study, which is separate from this project.

Gender

Gender issue is seriously taken into account in this project. Promoting supporting industries in APEC economies is to facilitate entrepreneurship the both men and women in the economies. A gender balance will be carefully considered in the implementing process of this project. This project will never discriminate persons who relate to the implementation process of this project by gender. It will aim to invite around 50% of women’s presentor/speaker and participants. Although most MSME policies are silent on gender issue, this policy guideline will include a voice of women entreprenurs.

Work Plan

October-December 2016: Substansive and logistics preparation for the Seminar.

Early November 2016: Engagement of consultant to undertake the study

Mid-November 2016: Submission of Inception Report

Mid-January 2017: Submission Draft Report 1

Feburary 2017 (in the margine of CTI1): Hold the Seminar

Feburary 2017 (CTI1): Presentation of Draft Report 1 and result of the Seminar

March 2017: Submission Draft Report 2

Mid-April 2017: Submission Draft Report 3

May 2017: Submission Draft Report 3 (CTI 2) 

This seminar will be included the policy introduction and effectiveness in details and Q&A session.

Also the draft report will ask comment on SMEWG.

Risks

One of the risks concerns  the selection of good speakers to make the seminar more informative and attractive. The Project Overseers intend to work with the co-sponsoring economies to invite experienced speakers. 

Another risk might be the last-minute speaker cancellation. That risk will be managed by identifying possible back-up speakers in advance of the event. 

Yet other risk associated with these could be poor participation in the seminar. The Project Overseers will update the state of preparation for the seminar to allow for sufficient time for APEC member economies to prepare for participation in the seminar. 

There is also a possible risk of budget’s over-run in the implementation of the seminar. This risk might be mitigated or eliminated by a prudent management of project’s budget and a close collaboration between the Project Overseers and the APEC Secretariat. 

Finaly, it will be possible delay againt the Work Plan. This risk might be mitigate eliminated by shifting whole schedule based on consensus Vietnam and Japan.

Monitoring and Evaluation

In order to measure progress, project outcomes and impacts/ successes, various indicators may be used in the form of after-event evaluation form. In particular:

- whether the seminar meets its set objectives

- efficiency in utilizing the project budget and time according to the plan

- how widely the seminar’s materials will be disseminated to interested groups in APEC.

- whether the guideline are met satisfactorily in a timey mannar.

- at least 3 case studies are collected 

The seminar’s summary report will be presented to CTI.

Linkages

To disseminate the outcome of the project and seek cross fora collaboration taking into account previous workshop, as well as SMEWG. The seminar’s summary report will be presented to CTI, and this  will be made publically available to rerach out to diverse stakeholders within and outside of APEC.

The seminar will directly build on the Policy Guideline to be finalized by the end of this year. APEC’s comparative advantage lies in the fact that APEC region is most affected by natural disasters and at the same time very developed in terms of GVCs, thus potential benefit of this project is comparatively high in APEC.

Sustainability

After the seminar, the Project Overseers will work with speakers to develop summary report/compendium. After finishing this, PO will reflect the result into the draft report, and publicize the summary report/compendium, by uploading it on the APEC publication website. The compendium is expected to serve as a useful information source for future projects in governments or APEC as well as for relevant studies in academia. In particular, its outputs and outcomes will be a further input for future projects under CTI. PO will also consider the next steps in terms of the continuity.

Project Overseers

The Project Overseers will be:

Mitsuhiro FUKUYAMA (Mr.) is the Director of the APEC Office of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI). Mr. FUKUYAMA is one of Japan CTI representatives and is in the position of being in charge of the all APEC issues of the METI. Mr. FUKUYAMA has long and abundant experiences for dealing with international trade affairs, including APEC issues.

Masaaki TOMA (Mr.) is the Deputy Director of the APEC Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).  Ai INOUE (Ms. ) is the Assistant Director of the APEC Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), The both of them handle CTI issues and has long experiences in international trade.

Cost Efficiency

Not Applicable.

Drawdown Timetable

Not Applicable.

Direct Labour

Not Applicable.

Waivers

Not Applicable

Are there any supporting document attached?

No 
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