VIR22-20

Title of the activity
WTO Virtual Workshop on Import Licensing and Notifications.
Activity Type
Virtual workshop - Global
Description
The virtual workshop consists of two live sessions per day during the period of three days. Day 1 (September 27, 2022) is in English; Day 2 (September 28, 2022) is in French, and Day 3 (September 29, 2022) is in Spanish. Each session provides an overview of the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures and a practical session on completing N1/N2 and N3 notifications.
Venue
Switzerland
Trade topic
Import Licensing
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
3
selection process
WTO Members are invited to nominate their capital-based official(s). The candidates ideally should be directly responsible for the preparation of notifications and/or have demonstrably commensurate knowledge and professional experience in preparing and analysing notifications under the WTO Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures. Depending on the preferred language of the activity, the candidates will only have to be available for four hours on one specific day. While candidates who are fluent in more than one WTO official language may apply for more than one language session to maximize their chances to be selected, they will only be selected for one language session.
In order to maximize the impact of this Workshop, selected candidates will be asked to participate in practical exercises, including the preparation of draft notifications under the guidance of the Secretariat. Candidates who are familiar with their government's import licensing regime will be given priority in the selection process.
Pre-requisite
Para. 3 of the invitation letter states that candidates who are familiar with their government's import licensing regime will be given priority in the selection process.
Target Audience
Government officials
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
Angola
Antigua and Barbuda
Argentina
Armenia
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chile
China
Chinese Taipei
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte dʼIvoire
Cuba
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eswatini
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
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
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
The Gambia
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Türkiye
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe