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begins on 22 May 1995 and is designed to help officials from countries in transition to
market-oriented economies increase their understanding of and participation in the
multilateral trading system.
This nine-week course
will include 25 officials from the following countries: Albania, Armenia, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Former Yugoslav
Republic of Macedonia, Moldova and Uzbekistan.
Trade Policy Course, which will be held in English, covers international trade theory, the
legal texts of the WTO and the functioning of the multilateral trading system. The
structure, scope, activities and functioning of the WTO will also be covered.
includes lectures and presentations by senior officials of the WTO secretariat,
representatives of other international organizations concerned with trade policy questions
and by members of the permanent missions of some of WTO members. It also includes
seminars, round tables and group discussions, a workshop on negotiating techniques, a
simulation exercise on dispute settlement and a tariff negotiations simulation exercise.
As part of
the Course programme, participants will undertake a study tour in Switzerland designed to
acquaint them with the economic and trade policies of Switzerland and with some of
Switzerland's leading industrial and commercial enterprises and institutions.
the Special Courses for Eastern and Central European and Central Asian countries, the WTO
secretariat regularly organizes Trade Policy Courses for officials from developing
countries in English, French and Spanish.
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accession working parties have been established for the following Central and Eastern
European and Central Asian countries: Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia,
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, Russian
Federation, Ukraine and Uzbekistan.