Title of the activity
WTO National Intensive Course on Trade Negotiations Skills
The aim of the TNS Course is to enhance the negotiating skills of Filipino trade negotiators and deepen their understanding of how the concept works in practice. Participants will negotiate different modalities for Agriculture, Industrial products (NAMA) and Trade in Services in multilateral negotiations and apply them to international and bilateral trade negotiations. This course is designed to provide participants with skills and knowledge concerning appropriate strategies and tactics for the conduct of trade negotiations, as well as techniques of systematic decision analysis for monitoring and managing the negotiating process. The draft programme for the course and agenda for negotiations are attached.
Trade Negotiations Skills
A selection process is put in place for all participants. Selected participants will be those: i) with very good knowledge in NAMA, Agriculture and Trade in Services. These participants would have completed RTPC or ATPC or face-to-face course (Geneva or Region) in any of the following subjects: NAMA, Agriculture and Trade in Services or, ii) who possess demonstrably commensurate experience/knowledge in trade negotiations. Completion of the WTO on-line E-Learning course on Multilateral Trade Agreements (MTA) is mandatory to ensure that all participants have sufficient cross-disciplinary knowledge of WTO.
1: Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about the WTO Agreements, formulation of trade policies and conduct of trade negotiations
7. National seminars and workshops – Assistance to needs assessment