1 July 2003
WTO specialized course "Negotiating Trade Agreements: from Theory to Practice"
A two-week WTO specialized course entitled "Negotiating Trade Agreements: from Theory to Practice" took place from 16 to 27 June 2003 in Geneva. Twenty-four government officials from developing countries, least-developed countries and economies in transition had the opportunity to strengthen their negotiating skills and knowledge.
This initiative falls under the mandate of the ITTC to provide
developing countries with enhanced negotiating skills development and
training opportunities. The main objective of this course is to give the
participants basic factual and analytical tools to handle negotiation
processes, in particular within the context of the ongoing negotiations
held in the context of the "Doha Development Agenda". It is expected
that these negotiating skills will prove to be very useful to help the
beneficiaries participate actively in the next Session of the
Ministerial Conference to be held at Cancun in September 2003.
Leading scholars actively participated to this activity. In order for the participants to put into practice the knowledge acquired during the first week, the second week was entirely devoted to a negotiation simulation. This course constitutes a contribution to an enhanced cooperation between the WTO ITTC and the academic community.
The data collected during the simulation exercise will serve as a useful basis for further research activities in the area of negotiation.
This training course constitutes an integral part of the 2003 programme of the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation.
The list of participants of the WTO specialized course is attached.
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Geneva, 16-27 June 2003
WTO specialized course - "Negotiating Trade Agreements: from Theory to Practice"
|Mr. Anton KUDASOV, Head of WTO Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Minsk
|Mr. PENJORE, Head of Research and Statistics Division, Royal Monetary Authority, Thimphu
|Bosnia and Herzegovina
|Mr. Momčilo SARABA, Senior Adviser, Sector for International Trade Relations, Department for Multilateral Trade Relations, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations, Sarajevo
|Miss Verginia MINTCHEVA, Head of Trade Agreements Department, Integration Policy Directorate, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Sofia
|Mr. Viseth KANN, Official of WT0 Office, Asian and International Organizations, Ministry of Commerce, Phnom Penh
|Mrs. Jing SU, Deputy Section Chief, Division of Trade-related issues in the Department for WTO Affairs, Ministry of Commerce, Beijing
|Mrs. Bozena GAJICA-UZELAC, Senior Counsellor, Trade Policy and International Economic Relations Division, Department for Trade Policy, WTO and European Integration, Ministry of Economy, Zagreb
|Mr. Kofi ADDO, Assistant Commercial Officer, Multilateral Division, Ministry of Trade, Industry and President's Special Initiatives, Accra
|Mr. Dody EDWARD, Head of Regional Cooperation Section, Program Division, Secretariat to Directorate General of International Trade and Industry Cooperation, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Jakarta
|Mrs. Judith Anyango ODIPO, External Trade Officer, Department of External Trade, WTO Division, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Nairobi
|Ms Anarkan RAHMANOVA, Head of Main Department of External Economic Relations and WTO Issues, Ministry of External Trade and Industry, Bishkek
|Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
|Mrs. Snezana NIKOLOVSKA, Adviser in WTO Unit, Department for WTO and Trade, Ministry of Economy, Skopje
Mr. Choy LUP BONG, Principal Assistant Director, Multilateral Trade
Policy and Negotiations Division, Ministry of International Trade
|Mrs. Ineta PANURCO, Adviser, Multilateral Trade Relations and WTO Division, Ministry of Economy, Chisinau
|Mr. Mohammed AL-SHABIBI, Director, Department of International Economic Organizations, Ministry of National Economy, Muscat
Ms Shaista SOHAIL, Deputy Secretary, WTO Wing, Ministry of Commerce,
|Mr. Roman GUBENKO, Expert, Department of Trade Policy and Multilateral Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade of the Russian Federation, Moscow
|Mr. Sattam M. AL-TAYYAR, Legal Advisor, Deputyship of Technical Affairs, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Riyadh
|Miss Leng Yeng THONG, Assistant Director, Trade Division Directorate B, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Singapore
|Mrs. Faye MOSE, Assistant Secretary, International Economic Cooperation, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Relations, Honiara
|Ms Wen-Ying FANG, Senior Specialist, Multilateral Trade Department, Bureau of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taipei
|Mr. Rustam KHOLMURODOV, Leading Specialist, Department of Foreign Economy and Trade Policy, WTO Unit, Ministry of Economy and Trade, Dushanbe
|Mr. Pawin TALERNGSRI, Trade Officer, Bureau of East Asia Economic Cooperation, Department of Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Commerce, Bangkok
|Mr. Tarek BEN YOUSSEF, Counsellor of Foreign Affairs, Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tunis