Title of the activity
Regional workshop on Subsidies Notification for English-speaking African countries
Application Deadline Date
The Agreement on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures ("SCM Agreement") obliges Members to submit a variety of notifications to the Committee on Subsidies and Countervailing Measures ("SCM Committee"). The basic subsidies notification requirement is contained in Article 25.2 of the SCM Agreement and in Article XVI:1 of GATT 1994. Article 25.2 requires notification of any subsidy as defined in the Agreement, which is specific, as also defined in the Agreement. However, compliance with the obligation to notify subsidies remains low. The workshop aims to bring together the officials of English-speaking African countries responsible for subsidy notifications for a detailed discussion of the notification obligation and exchange experiences and ideas, with a view to improving understanding of the notification obligation and identifying ways in which Members could streamline and facilitate as much as possible their internal processes for developing notifications.
The workshop aims to bring together the officials of developing Members from English-speaking Africa who are responsible for subsidy notifications. The officials should be those already familiar with the subsidies regime under the WTO Agreements and who have undertaken at least a level 1 e-learning course on Subsidies or completed the WTO Intro Course either online or face-to-face.
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
8. Regional topic-specific seminars, including Trade Negotiations Skills