15 November 2004

Tenth Specialized Course on WTO Dispute Settlement takes place in Geneva

Twenty-nine government officials from WTO Member and Observer countries started a five-day immersion into the rules and procedures governing the WTO Dispute Settlement mechanism.

During one week, the participants will be actively involved in interactive training organized under the auspices of the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Co-operation with the active co-operation of the Secretariat of the Appellate Body and the Legal Affairs Division.

The course traditionally starts with an introduction to the WTO with a particular focus placed on the role of the Dispute Settlement mechanism in the rule-based multilateral trading system. Participants are provided with an overview of the rules, procedures and functioning of the Dispute Settlement mechanism. They are then rapidly engaged in simulation exercises which allow them to develop practical knowledge and skills throughout the various steps of a dispute resolution. An update on recent developments in the area of dispute settlement as well as on the current review of the Dispute Settlement Understanding concludes the training programme.

This course is funded from the WTO regular budget and is delivered pursuant to the mandate given to the Secretariat by Art. 27.3 of the Understanding on Rules and Procedures Governing the Settlement of Disputes, which foresees that training shall be provided to interested WTO Members. The course is held in English.


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Mrs. Patricia FABRO, Counsellor, Direction of International Economic Dispute Settlement, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Working


Mr. Gervais Edmond BINDZI EDZIMBI, Desk Officer, Department of United Nations and Non Governmental Co-operation, Ministry of External Relations


Mr. Charles JALLOH, Counsel, Trade Law Bureau, Department of Justice and International Trade


Mr. Zhonghe MU, Section Chef, WTO Department, Ministry of Commerce


H.E. Mrs. Claudia URIBE PINEDA, Ambassador and Permanent Representative, Mission of Colombia to the WTO

Costa Rica

Mrs. Irene ARGUEDAS, Director, International Trade Negotiations, Ministry of Foreign Trade


Mrs. Jasmina RAIC, Senior Counsellor, Foreign Economic Relations Division, Ministry of Economy, labour and Entrepreneurship


Mr. Pablo Santiago RUIZ ECHEVERRIA, First Secretary, World Trade General Division, Ministry of Foreign Affaire


Mr. Malte HAUSCHILD, First Secretary, WTO Unit, Permanent Mission of Germany

Hong Kong, China

Miss Chui Ping Angel SHAM, Assistant Trade Officer, Multilateral Division, Trade and Industry Department


Mr. Atul KAUSHIK, First Secretary, WTO WING, Permanent Mission of India


Mr. Dario CICCARELLI, Attaché, Commercial Department, Permanent Mission


Miss Akiko MONDEN, Deputy Director, WTO Dispute Settlement Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, C/O WTO Dispute Settlement Division


Mrs. Seung Hee CHAE, Assistant Director, International Trade Law Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade


Miss Vanessa CAMILLERI, First Secretary, Multilateral Affairs Directorate, Ministry of Foreign Affairs


Mrs. Otgonbayar BYAMBANOROV, Head of International Law Unit, National Legal Centre, Ministry of Justice of Justice and Home Affairs


Miss Hanane BEN YOUSSEF, International Trade Expert, Department of Foreign Trade Policy, Ministry of Foreign Trade


Mr. Dhanaraj GNYAWALI, Under Secretary (legal), Law Section, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supply


Mr. Marinus HUIGE, Senior Trade Policy Advisor to the Minister, International Affairs, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality


Mr. Trund GABRIELSEN, Second Secretary, Permanent Mission of Norway


Mr. Tomasz OSTASZEWICZ, Head of Unit, Department for Multilateral and European Relations, Ministry of Economy and Labour


Claudia-Antoanela MUNTEANU, Expert, General Directorate for Trade Policies, Trade Remedies Instruments Division, General Directorate for Trade, Ministry of Economy and Commerce

Russian Federation

Mrs. Veronika NIKISHINA, Head of Department for Trade Negotiations, Division of Market Access, Ministry of Economic Development and Trade

Saint Lucia

Miss Cleopatra McDonald, Professional Cadet, Trade and Legal Division, Ministry of External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Miss Suenel CYNTHIA FRASER, Crown Counsel II, Foreign Policy and Research Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Commerce and Trade

Chinese Taipei

Mr. Gan-Cherng TING, Director on Home Assignment, Department of Treaty and Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

United States

Mr. Jonathan Josh KALLMER, Assistant General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel, Office of the U.S Trade Representative (USTR)


Mr. Raul POLLAK, Minister, Mission of Uruguay to the WTO