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6 December 2004
WTO TRAINING COURSES

Second Specialized Course on Trade in Services opens in Geneva

The Second Specialized Course on Trade in Services, organized by the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation and the Trade in Services Division of the WTO, was launched on 6 December 2004 in Geneva.

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Twenty eight representatives of Developing country Members are attending the course, which is held in English at WTO headquarters.

During the two-week course, the participants will have the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of rules and procedures related to trade in services within the multilateral trading system.

The objective of the course is to enhance participants' understanding of the General Agreement on Trade in Services in the WTO framework. It aims to provide relevant context and an update of the current services negotiations, which constitute an essential element of the Doha Development Agenda. A particular accent is put on the development of practical skills to reinforce the Members' capacity to actively participate in the current negotiations.

Through lectures, case studies and practical exercises, the different aspects of the legal framework and the economic foundations of the GATS will be addressed. The participants are also expected to share their national experience of liberalization of trade in services. Representatives of the World Bank, as well as prominent diplomats directly concerned with the negotiating process are also actively involved in the training delivery.

This training course constitutes an integral part of the 2004 programme of the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation.

  

List of the participants: Second specialized course on trade in services - 6-17 December 2004
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Albania

Mrs Alketa VEJSELI

Cambodia

Mr. Nara THOL

China

Mr. Xiaodong HONG

Colombia

Mrs Catalina GAVIRIA

Croatia

Mrs Nada MINČIĆ

Cuba

Mrs Enid GONZ┴LEZ

Dominican Republic

Miss Odile BATISTA

El Salvador

Miss Regina VARGAS

Ethiopia

Mr. Tekola SHIMELIS

Guatemala

Miss Ana Clarisa VILLACORTA

Hong Kong, China

Miss Elsa Pui Ling HUNG

India

Mrs Bhuvaneswari RAVINDRAN

Israel

Mrs Deborah MILSTEIN

Kazakhstan

Miss Aliya TOBATAYEVA

Kenya

Mr. Simon MAKUNO KAMANU

Kyrgyz Republic

Miss Nazgul TURSALIEVA

Malaysia

Mrs Wadrina WAN ABDUL WAHAB

Mauritius

Mr. Umesh Kumar SOOKMANEE

Mexico

Mrs Claudia MACIAS

Pakistan

Mr. Javed SHERYAR

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Mr. George BULLEN

Serbiaand Montenegro

Mrs Jadranka ZENIĆ

Singapore

Mr. Sze Gin LOW

Tajikistan

Mr. Jamshed SHARIPOV

Thailand

Mr. Ronnarong PHOOLPIPAT

Turkey

Mr. Mustafa BITIREN

Ukraine

Mr. Serhiy LAKHNO

Uruguay

Mrs Graciela ALTRUDA

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