WTO distance learning

The WTO offers on this page a number of interactive training modules on WTO subjects. Each module is built on course material developed by WTO experts and includes a number of interactive tests to assess the user’s progress.

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Training modules 

Each of the training modules below offers users the possibility of taking the course over a number of sessions. Follow the simple registration procedure to begin a course. Information on your progress will be stored in your browser using a cookie. (Note — your browser must be set through the options menu to accept cookies. You may still take the course without the cookie but the program will not store details on your progress through the course).

Interactive courses:

> General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)

> Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS)

> SPS Handbook: How to apply the transparency provisions of the SPS Agreement

> WTO dispute settlement system

> Handbook on Accession to the WTO


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Multimedia presentations 

> Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures — provides background on certain aspects of the SPS Agreement

> Technical Barriers to Trade: Fifth Special Meeting on Procedures for Information Exchange — audio clips — 7-8 November 2007

> The WTO: Economic Underpinnings — provides background on trade theory

> The WTO: Legal Underpinnings — learn about the basic principles of the Multilateral Trading System


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> Trade Finance: The Grease in the Wheels of Trade
> Conducting a WTO Trade Facilitation Needs Assessment
> WTO Trade Facilitation
> The WTO Coherence Mandate


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Other work in the WTO related to training 

> E-Learning website
> WTO training courses for government officials
> Training videos