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The aim of the training courses is to provide participants with greater understanding of
trade policy matters, the functioning of the multilateral trading system and the work of
the World Trade Organization. Courses will also address the provisions of the agreements
resulting from 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 WTO members.
courses have a practical orientation and are designed to help participating officials, who
already have responsibilities for the formulation and conduct of foreign trade policy in
their respective governments, to perform their functions more effectively, and to promote
a more active and effective participation of their respective countries in the
multilateral trading system. 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.
During the course, participants undertake a study tour in Switzerland and a study
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.
Since 1955, GATT/WTO has organized 81 training courses for 1,464 officials from
128 developing countries and ten regional organizations. These figures do not include
the 146 senior trade officials from Eastern and Central European and Central Asian
countries who participated in the six special courses organized by GATT since 1991, with
the financial support of the Swiss Government, nor the 76 senior officials from Belarus,
Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation and Ukraine who attended the three
special GATT/WTO courses funded by the United States in 1994, 1995 and 1996.
List of participants/Liste des participants/ Lista de
Bangladesh Mr. Md. Hossain ALTAF, Assistant
Economic Adviser, Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka.
Barbados Miss Angela K. PHILLIPS,
Economist II, Ministry of International Trade and Business, St. Michael.
Cambodia Mr. Soviddhya TAN, Assistant to the
Director, Foreign Trade Department, Ministry of Commerce, Phnom Penh.
China Mrs. Xiaohong OUYANG, Section Chief,
Department of International Trade and Economic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Trade and
Economic Cooperation, Beijing.
Eritrea Mr. Ogbeab ZERU, Head of Planning and
Budget Unit, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Asmara.
Hong Kong Miss Ip Fong Eliza LAM, Trade
Officer, Industry Department, Kowloon.
India Mr. Anil K. BAMBA, Deputy Director
General of Foreign Trade, Trade Policy Division, Ministry of Commerce, New Delhi.
Indonesia Mr. Jehezkiel S.G. LANTU, Head of
GATT/WTO Section, Department of Foreign Affairs, Jakarta.
Israel Mrs. Marcia HARPAZ, Senior
Economist-Investigator, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Jerusalem.
Jamaica Mr. Deon L. WILLIAMS, Trade Officer,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Kingston.
Jordan Mr. Fakhry HAZIMEH, Technical
Director, Office of the Secretary General, Ministry of Industry and Trade,
Kenya Mr. Nelson M. NDIRANGU, Senior External
Trade Officer, Department of External Trade, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Nairobi.
Korea Mr. Kyung Han KIM, Deputy
Director, WTO Affairs Division, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy, Gwachon.
Lesotho Mrs. Mamoruti A. MALIE, Chief Trade
Development Officer, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Maseru.
Malaysia Mr. Mohamed Daud SHUKRIE, Principal
Assistant Director, Ministry of International Trade and Industry, Kuala Lumpur.
Nigeria Mr. Suleman A. AUDU, Commercial
Officer I, External Trade Department, Federal Ministry of Commerce and Tourism, Abuja.
Pakistan Mr. Rab Nawaz ABBASI, Research
Officer, Ministry of Commerce, Islamabad.
Saudi Arabia Mr. Ibrahim A. AL SADOON,
Director General of Jeddah Airport Customs, Customs Department, Riyadh.
Singapore Miss Ching Fen Carolyn NEO, Senior
Trade Officer, Trade Development Board, Singapore.
South Africa Mr. Xavier CARIM, Deputy
Director, Department of Trade and Industry, Pretoria.
Tanzania Mrs. Anna-Florence G. BULONDO, Foreign Trade Officer,
Ministry of Industries and Trade, Dar-es-Salaam.
Turkey Mr. Hakki AKIL, Counsellor, Permanent
Mission of Turkey to the United Nations Office at Geneva, Geneva.
Viet Nam Mr. Nguyen Van LONG, Assistant
Director, WTO Division, Multilateral Trade Policy Department, Ministry of Trade, Hanoi.
Zambia Mrs. Peggy N. MLEWA, Economist,
Department of Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Trade and Industry, Lusaka.
Zimbabwe Mr. Noel MASIZA, Senior
Administrative Officer, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Harare.
CCS Mr. Ivor M. CARRYL, Deputy Programme
Manager for Industrial Development, Caribbean Community Secretariat, Georgetown, Guyana.
ESCWA Mr. Mohamed El Sayed RADWAN, Economic
Affairs Officer, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), Amman, Jordan.