The course, which represents the highest level of training (level 3) in the WTO's progressive learning framework, was closed by the Patron H.E. Mr. CHOI Kyonglim, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the WTO and Ms Bridget Chilala, Director of the WTO's Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC). Ambassador Choi commended the participants on their hard work and encouraged them to make good use of their enhanced knowledge and skills in trade policy making back home.
The ATPC focused on developing and applying practical skills on issues including trade policy analysis, formulation and implementation; trade negotiations; dispute settlement; transparency and trade monitoring. The course's training methodology was highly interactive including exercises and case studies, simulations, hands-on use of WTO databases and analytical tools, and roundtable discussions. This approach enabled interactions with not only WTO and external experts, but also delegates from WTO Members. The participants had an opportunity to attend a number of WTO meetings as well as visit other international organisations including the United Nations, the International Trade Centre and the World Intellectual Property Organization.