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WTO Third Advanced Trade Policy Course (English)
Long description
The ATPC, a Level 3 training activity implemented within the WTO progressive learning framework, represents the highest level of learning among WTO training activities.

The course is targeted at government officials who are directly involved in WTO-related work and who already possess a sound knowledge of the general features of the WTO system and the WTO Agreements. Due to the applied nature of the ATPC, participants are expected to be actively involved throughout the course to further consolidate their knowledge and develop new skills through practice and case-based learning.

The purpose of the ATPC is to develop participants' autonomy in conducting WTO-related work by: (i) encouraging critical thinking to explore the linkages between WTO rules and disciplines and countries' trade policies and interests in the multilateral trading system; and (ii) enhancing analytical and negotiating skills to engage in trade policy formulation and implementation, monitoring and surveillance, WTO negotiations or dispute settlement. Both legal and economic aspects of WTO rules and disciplines will be examined in a series of interactive sessions focussing on case studies, simulations and exercises, including hands-on use of WTO databases and analytical tools available online. Roundtable discussions will provide a platform for practical exchanges, sharing of experiences and best practices as well as debating present-day trade topics. Participants will be given individual/group assignments and are also expected to prepare and deliver a brief presentation relating to their country's trade policy topic by the end of the two month course.

The course also includes visits to other international organizations active in trade-related matters as well as attendance at selected meetings of WTO bodies and briefings on WTO work-in-progress. Contacts with WTO Secretariat officials and delegates and representatives from Missions and other international organizations are also a common feature.
Notes
The intended beneficiary countries are listed below. A selection process will be conducted to retain some 25 participants.
Trade Information
Project Number ATPC14/3
Trade Category Trade-Related Training Education
Dates 15/09/2014 - 06/11/2014
Reporting Agency World Trade Organization (WTO)
Implementing Agencies / Countries World Trade Organization (WTO)
Cooperating Agencies
Host Country Switzerland
Participating Countries
Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Finland, Iceland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Andorra, Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Spain, Turkey, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Czech Republic, Slovak Rep., Liechtenstein, Albania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Ukraine, Belarus, Russian Federation, Moldova, Georgia, Algeria, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Morocco, Tunisia, Egypt, South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Rep., Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of, Benin, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia (The), Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Djibouti, Namibia, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Burkina Faso, Zambia, Canada, United States, Bahamas (The), Barbados, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Belize, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela, Bolivarian Repubic of, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Bahrain, Iran, Islamic Republic of, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syrian Arab Republic, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Taipei, Chinese, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Korea, Rep. of, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Macao, China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Samoa, Serbia, Armenia, Montenegro, Greenland, European Union
E-mail contact / Web Address
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