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WTO Thematic Seminar on competition policy, trade and development. Reviewing practical experience with existing WTO agreements. - Séminaire thématique de l'OMC sur la politique de la concurrence, commerce et développment. Révision de l'expérience pratique concernant les Accords de l'OMC - Seminario Temático de la OMC sobre la política de Competencia, Comercio y Desarrllo. Revisión de la experiencia práctica con relación a los Acuerdos de la OMC en Ginebra

This Seminar aims to build awareness and capacity among WTO Members on the role of competition policy in trade and development. It will focus squarely on experience with respect to competition policy provisions that are already built into existing WTO Agreements, facilitating policy dialogue on related issues among WTO Members. It further aims to familiarise participants with competition policy elements in existing WTO Agreements, and the role of competition policy for development and other related matters.

This Seminar will provide an opportunity for participants to enhance their awareness of competition policy principles within existing WTO Agreements, including the TRIPS Agreement, the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), and the GATS. New developments in patent pooling, compulsory licensing and standard setting will be discussed to highlight the increasing linkages between intellectual property and competition policy. The role of competition policy and law as an adjunct to open and transparent public procurement systems in preventing bid rigging in government procurement and supporting the fight against corruption will be discussed. Participants will also be familiarised with sector specific issues, for example, telecommunicati

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Notes/Key results
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Level of Activity: Specialist (Advanced)
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Project Number WTO18/1
Trade Category Trade and Competition
Dates 12/06/2018 - 14/06/2018
Reporting Agency World Trade Organization (WTO)
Implementing Agencies / Countries World Trade Organization (WTO)
Cooperating Agencies
Host Country Switzerland
Invited Countries
Afghanistan; Albania; Algeria; Angola; Antigua and Barbuda; Argentina; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bahamas (The); Bahrain; Bangladesh; Barbados; Belarus; Belize; Benin; Bhutan; Bolivia; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Botswana; Brazil; Brunei Darussalam; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cambodia; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Rep.; Chad; Chile; China; Chinese Taipei; Colombia; Comoros; Congo; Congo, Democratic Republic of; Costa Rica; Côte d'Ivoire; Cuba; Djibouti; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; Egypt; El Salvador; Equatorial Guinea; Eswatini; Ethiopia; Fiji; Gabon; Gambia (The); Georgia; Ghana; Grenada; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Jamaica; Jordan; Kazakhstan; Kenya; Korea, Rep. of; Kuwait; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao People's Democratic Republic; Lebanon; Lesotho; Liberia; Libya; Macao, China; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaysia; Maldives; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Mexico; Moldova; Mongolia; Montenegro; Morocco; Mozambique; Myanmar; Namibia; Nepal; Nicaragua; Niger; Nigeria; Oman; Pakistan; Panama; Papua New Guinea; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Qatar; Russian Federation; Rwanda; Samoa; Sao Tome and Principe; Saudi Arabia; Senegal; Serbia; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Somalia; South Africa; Sri Lanka; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and the Grenadines; Sudan; Suriname; Syrian Arab Republic; Tajikistan; Tanzania, United Republic of; Thailand; The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia; Timor-Leste; Togo; Tonga; Trinidad and Tobago; Tunisia; Turkey; Uganda; Ukraine; United Arab Emirates; Uruguay; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Venezuela, Bolivarian Repubic of; Viet Nam; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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