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The Fourth ICAO Air Transport Symposium (IATS/4)

Air transport has continued to connect states to regional and global markets. It facilitates travel, tourism and trade, generates economic growth and development, and provides jobs and fosters other socio-economic benefits. However, the current air transport sector is still facing regulatory barriers, constraints, uncertainty and/or economic fragmentation, which impede efficiency, generate frictions and hinder air connectivity improvement.

The Symposium on "Promoting Connectivity through Liberalised Market Access" aims to promote air connectivity and the benefits of a coherent global regulatory regime through the liberalisation of air transport. The event will also address the drivers and impediments to the liberalisation of international air transport, as well as proffer suggestions to assist countries and regions in their liberalisation efforts.

Secretary-General Young Tae Kim presents ITF's work in the session Sharing Regional Experiences in Liberalization and moderates in session 3 Safeguards for Liberalization of Market Access: What Safeguards?

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