TBT22-1

Title of the activity
WTO-IMF-CEF Advanced Regional Workshop on Technical Barriers to Trade Agreements for Arab and Middle East countries
Activity Type
Regional
Description
This workshop aims to bring together officials from the Arab and Middle East region who are responsible for the implementation of the WTO TBT Agreement. The workshop will focus on the following areas: the key principles of the TBT Agreement; on-going work in the TBT Committee; the transparency framework; international standards; and quality infrastructure. The Workshop will provide a forum to share national and regional experiences in the implementation of the Agreement, including in the respect of national and regional coordination on TBT matters.
Venue
Kuwait, the State of
City
Kuwait City
Trade topic
Technical Barriers to Trade
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
3
selection process
The target audience for the Workshop is mid-level government officials who work on a regular basis on matters relating to the implementation of the TBT Agreement, such as enquiry point officials, regulators and those involved in trade policy.

The Workshop will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation into Arabic.

The WTO will carry out a selection process to fill the 25 available places based on submitted applications aimed at ensuring that only qualified candidates participate in the regional Workshop.
Pre-requisite
The Workshop aims at bringing together officials from the Arab and Middle East region who are responsible for the implementation of the WTO TBT Agreement.
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
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
Beneficiaries
Algeria
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Comoros
Djibouti
Egypt
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait, the State of
Lebanese Republic
Libya
Mauritania
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Somalia
Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Yemen