The course aims to increase participants' capacity to monitor trade policy developments, to learn about the WTO's dispute settlement system, and to actively participate in WTO negotiations. Participants also get the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions with Geneva-based government officials and external trade experts.
Referencing his experiences as a delegate to the WTO, Mr Oudot de Dainville encouraged participants to take a proactive role during the two-month course and to benefit from information that could help their countries boost their participation in the multilateral trading system.
Mr Trolliet, speaking on behalf of his ITTC Director, Ms Bridget Chilala, emphasised the practical nature of the course and urged participants to play an active role by sharing their experience and asking questions.
As a Level 3 WTO training activity, the course provides hands-on training that builds on the trade knowledge participants have acquired during Level 1 and Level 2 courses. The WTO Secretariat offers training activities in the three WTO official languages: English, French, and Spanish.
Details of the course are available in the programme.
Further information on the WTO's technical assistance and training activities can be found here.