VIR20-6

Title of the activity
E-Seminar on Competition Policy, Trade and Development.
Activity Type
Virtual workshop
Description
This e-Seminar will provide an opportunity for participants to enhance their awareness of the complementarities of competition policy and trade policy and their combined use in support of economic development, with particular reference to WTO covered agreements, including the TRIPS Agreement and the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). New developments in the application of competition policy vis-à-vis intellectual property rights and government procurement in the public health sector will be discussed to highlight the increasing relevance of these issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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 also be discussed. The e-Seminar will also look at the integration of competition policy in a majority of recent regional trade agreements and at lessons that can be learned from international trade cooperation for international cooperation efforts in the field of competition policy.
Host Country
Switzerland
Trade topic
General
Start Date
End Date
Days
15
Preference will be given to nominees having policy responsibility and/or a demonstrated background in competition policy and/or related aspects of trade policy.
Target Audience
Government officials
English
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
eAR Status
Approved
Not Funded Countries
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