Mike Moore's speeches
Renato Ruggiero's speeches,
The aim of the
training courses is to provide participants with greater understanding of trade policy
matters and major problems of international trade. With the WTO now in force, courses will
also address the results of the Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations and the
rights and obligations of WTO members. Offered in English, French and Spanish, the courses
are open to officials from developing countries, including countries which are not
The courses have a
practical orientation and are designed to help officials prepare themselves for the tasks
awaiting them in their own administrations. The participants already have responsibilities
for the formulation and conduct of foreign trade policy and are nominated by their
respective governments. Apart from a series of lectures on WTO law, the programme includes
participation in seminars and group discussions, a workshop on negotiating techniques and
simulation exercises for conducting trade negotiations and for settling disputes.
Participants also attend official meetings.
course, participants undertake a study tour in Switzerland and a study tour abroad, which
include visits to institutions and enterprises connected with foreign trade. In addition
to WTO Secretariat officials, many guest lecturers, including senior officials of
government delegations and international organizations, as well as academics, are invited
to address the participants.
GATT/WTO has organized 79 training courses for 1,414 officials from 126 developing
countries and ten regional organizations. These figures do not include the 122 senior
trade officials from Eastern and Central European and Central Asian countries who
participated in the five special courses organized by GATT since 1991, with the financial
support of the Swiss Government, nor the 48 senior officials from Belarus, the Russian
Federation and Ukraine who attended the two special GATT/WTO courses funded by the United
States in 1994 and 1995.
PARTICIPANTS/LISTE DES PARTICIPANTS/LISTA DE PARTICIPANTES
Adnan S. AL MOOSAWI, International Trade Relations Specialist, Ministry of Commerce and
Mr. Md Shah ALAM, Assistant Trade Consultant, Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh
Richard E. REID, Trade Economist, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Belmopan.
Xiangchen ZHANG, Official, Department of International Trade and Economic Cooperation,
Mohamed N. SALEM, First Secretary (Commercial), Commercial Representation, Ministry of
Economy and Foreign Trade, Cairo.
Mr. Rene M. VARGAS MARROQUIN, Chief, Trade Regulations Division, Ministry of Economy, San
Gashaw DEBEBE, Head, Trade Policy Division, Ministry of Trade, Addis Ababa.
Tamsir M. MANGA, Principal Economist, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Banjul.
Francis K. AMENYAH, Commercial/Legal Officer, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Accra.
Hong Kong Mr.
Freely K. CHENG, Trade Officer, Computerized Systems Branch, Trade Department, Kowloon.
India Mr. V.
SUBRAMANIAN, Desk Officer (Foreign Trade), Ministry of Commerce, New Delhi.
Mrs. Ahmad SYAFRI, Head, Foreign Cooperation Division, Bureau of Public Relations and
Foreign Cooperation, Ministry of Trade, Jakarta.
Lao PDR Mrs.
Banesaty THEPHAVONG, Deputy Director, International Organisation Statistics and Planning
Division, Foreign Trade Department, Ministry of Commerce, Vientiane.
Hilaria F. BANDA, Trade Officer, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Lilongwe.
Adlan TUMIN, Assistant Director (Textiles), Ministry of International Trade and Industry,
Evshingiin IDESH, Senior Officer, Treaty and Law Department, Ministry of Trade and
Khin W. Myint, Section Head, International Trade Organization and Research Department,
Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development, Yangon.
Nepal Mr. Jib
R. KOIRALA, Section Officer, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce, Kathmandu.
Miss Evelyn Q. MANALOTO, Supervising Trade-Industry Development Specialist, Bureau of
International Trade Relations, Department of Trade and Industry, Metro Manila.
Premjith SADASIVAN, Country Officer (International Economics), Ministry of Foreign
Mr. Patrick L. KRAPPIE, Directorate of Export Trade Promotion, Department of Trade and
Sri Lanka Mr.
Wasantha R. SENANAYAKE, Assistant Director of Commerce, International Commercial Relations
Division, Department of Commerce, Colombo.
Elmansour I. BOLAD, Desk Officer, Economic Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
Auramon CHUTINET, Economist, Multilateral Trade Division, Department of Business
Ziya DEMIRD▄ZEN, Expert, Undersecretariat for Foreign Trade, General Directorate of
Fanuel G. MASAMA, Senior Administrative Officer (Multilateral Organisations and
Commodities), Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Harare.