Title of the activity
Advanced Course on RTAs and the WTO
Activity Type
Application Deadline Date
The course represents the highest level among WTO training activities and is targeted at participants who already possess a sound knowledge of the general features of the WTO system and the rules and procedure applying to RTAs. The Course will encourage active involvement of participants and address key issues relating to RTAs such as transparency, data availability and issues related to customs unions.
The course comprises sessions and practical exercises on the implementation of the WTO rules and procedures relating to RTAs and their relation with the MTS. It includes interactive sessions and exercises on the application of such rules and procedures and attendance of a regular meeting of the CRTA, so that participants become familiar with the Committee's work in practice and are made aware of the importance of notifications and transparency in the Committee process. Participants will be invited to compare their experiences.
Host Country
Trade topic
Regional Trade Agreements
Start Date
End Date
Activity Level
Preference will be given to candidates who have completed the WTO e-learning course on RTAs and the WTO and/or an RTPC, and/or have commensurate knowledge or professional experience.
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