TC22-2

Title of the activity
Advanced Thematic Course on the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS).
Activity Type
Thematic course
Description
The Advanced Course on the General Agreement 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.
Venue
Switzerland
City
Geneva
Trade topic
Services
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
5
selection process
Candidates must fill out the application form attached to the invitation letter. The application form, completed and signed by the candidate and by the nominating national authority which presents the candidate, must be returned via the Permanent Mission/Embassy to the WTO. Applications and other requested information should be submitted at the latest by 30 June 2022.
A passport photocopy and one-page CV must be attached to the application.
Pre-requisite
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
Language
English
Application Deadline
Thursday, 14/07/2022 - 12:00 (CEST)
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
Beneficiaries
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chile
China
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte dʼIvoire
Cuba
Curaçao
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong, China
India
Indonesia
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait, the State of
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao Peopleʼs Democratic Republic
Lebanese Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Macao, China
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova, Republic of
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
South Sudan
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
The Gambia
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Türkiye
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe