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SERVICES: TRAINING WORKSHOP — 1-3 AND 6-7 DECEMBER 2004

ITU/WTO Workshop on Telecom and ICT regulation

The Workshop is a pilot effort in the formulation of a specialized training course for capacity building in the area of telecommunications and ICT regulation. Its purpose is to enable telecommunications regulatory authorities from developing countries to better understand the implications of the WTO for their work and to improve skills and techniques for its implementation at the regulatory level. The Workshop rely extensively on interactive exercises and case studies in which participants take an active role.

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Programme

Wednesday, 1 December 2004  back to top
  

Facilitators (1)

9h30 – 13h00

1.  Opening remarks & Introduction

 

 

Overview of course objectives, format and syllabus

Download presentation (PowerPoint format, 206 KB)
  

Hamid Mamdouh
Lee Tuthill

 

2.  GATS principles & obligations for telecom regulation

 

Download presentation  Transparency (PowerPoint format, 334 KB)

Download presentation Reasonableness (PowerPoint format, 377 KB)

Background Documents

- Interactive exercise on GATS rules on specific regulatory issues
  

Lee Tuthill

14h30 –
18h00

3.  GATS commitments on telecom reforms

 

 

- Market access, national treatment and additional commitments

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- Interactive exercise on schedules of telecom commitments
  

Lee Tuthill
Peter Morrison


  

Thursday, 2 December 2004  back to top
  

9h30 – 13h00

4.  Other WTO agreements/issues relevant to telecommunications & ICT

- The Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)

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Erik Wijkstrom

- Information Technology Agreement (ITA)

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Denby Probst

- Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

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Roger Kampf

14h00 –18h00

5.  ITU/BDT actions, materials and guidelines

 

- Interconnection

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- Universal access policies

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Download presentation — Chile Case Study (PowerPoint format, 1078 KB)

- spectrum management

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 G-REX & other ITU/RRU Resources

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Background Document Links (Word format, 86 KB)

  

Susan Schorr
Lorena Piñeiro
Eric Lie

6.  Example of a regional regulatory initiative

APEC-Tel Best Practice Guidelines on Implementation of the WTO Reference Paper

Download presentation APEC-Tel Guidelines  (PowerPoint format, 688 KB)
  

Bill Scott


  

Friday, 3 December 2004  back to top
  

9h00 – 13h00

7.  Interactive case study: Implementing laws & regulations
  

Laura Sherman

8.  Interactive case study: Licensing regimes
  

Sophie Maddens

  

14h30 –
18h00

9.  Interactive case study: USO Mechanisms

  

Lee Tuthill Sophie Maddens

10. The US-Mexico Telecom Case

Implications for Regulators

Presentation (paper) (Word format, 44 KB)

  

Laura Sherman

11. WTO Dispute settlement: Introduction

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Peter Morrison


  

Monday, 6 December 2004  back to top
  

9h00-18h00

12. WTO dispute settlement simulation exercise

  

Peter Morrison
Maria Pereyra-Friedrichsen


  

Tuesday, 7 December 2004  back to top
  

9h30 –
11h00

13. Designing an effective ICT strategy: The role of telecom reform & regulators — Panel Discussion

- World Bank ICT initiatives, WB

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Mostafa Terrab

- UNCTAD e-commerce initiatives

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Susan Teltscher

- WTO: E-trade and on-line commerce

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Lee Tuthill

11h30 –
13h00

14. Ongoing telecom reforms & the Dohatrade talks

Market access negotiations, initial offers, request-offer process, classification & regulatory issues

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Hanafiah Abdul Rashid

  

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS   back to top

World Trade Organization

Hamid Mamdouh, Director, Trade in Services Division
Lee Tuthill, Counsellor, Trade in Services Division
Peter Morrison, Counsellor, Trade in Services Division
Erik Wijkstrom, Counsellor, Trade and Environment Division
Denby Probst, Counsellor, Market Access Division
Roger Kampf, Counsellor, Intellectual Property Division
Maria J. Pereyra-Friedrichsen, Legal Officer, Legal Division
Elizabeth Debayle, Secretary, Trade in Services Division

  

International Telecommunication Union

Susan Schorr, Regulatory Officer, Telecommunication Development Bureau
Eric Lie, Regulatory Analyst, Telecommunication Development Bureau

  

Other organizations and officials

Lorena Piñeiro U., Head of the International Department, Under secretariat of Telecommunications, Chile
Bill Scott, Director, Trade Policy, International Branch, Australian Department of Communications
Mostafa Terrab, Program Manager, infoDev, Global Information and Communications Technologies Division, The World Bank
Dr. Susanne Teltscher, Economic Affairs Officer, E-Commerce Branch, SITE, UNCTAD
Muhd Hanafiah Abdul Rashid, Assistant Director/International, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore

  

Other resource persons

Laura B. Sherman, President, Argus International LLC
Sophie Maddens, Senior Regulatory and Policy Advisor, Telecommunications Management Group, Inc

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