Title of the activity
Advanced Thematic Course on GATS.
Activity Type
Thematic course
Application Deadline Date
The Advanced Course on Trade in Services is a Level 3 training activity implemented within the WTO Progressive Learning Strategy (PLS).
The Course is targeted at mid- to senior level government officials who are directly involved in trade in services policy formulation and/or in the conduct of multilateral or preferential services negotiations. The course does not target experts from Ministries regulating individual services sectors.
The Course will aim to update the knowledge base of participants of the main GATS provisions, classification issues and scheduling of commitments, familiarize participants with existing recent developments in the field of services , and provide an overview of analytical tools available for trade in services policy analysis (I-TIP database, services statistics, Global Value Chains/investment); address selected policy issues and discuss emerging negotiating questions.
Host Country
Geneva - WTO
Trade topic
Start Date
End Date
Activity Level
Candidates should have completed a WTO training activity (E-Learning or a face-to-face course) on trade in services or have demonstrably commensurate knowledge or professional experience in trade in services (at least 2 years). They should also possess an excellent ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing.
Target Audience
Government officials
Key Result
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Key Output
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about the WTO Agreements, formulation of trade policies and conduct of trade negotiations
4. Geneva-based Advanced Thematic Courses and topic-specific symposia for Capital-based officials