Accession-related events, technical assistance, capacity-building and outreach activities

Providing technical assistance to acceding governments, in particular acceding developing countries and least-developed countries (LDCs), is a key priority for the WTO. Accession-related technical assistance (TA), capacity-building (CB) and outreach activities are primarily provided by the Accessions Division. Other WTO Secretariat divisions also provide specific assistance to acceding governments on a range of technical issues in response to the particular requests of an acceding government. Such activities are conducted in close coordination with the Accessions Division and the Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC).

Events and activities listed on this page include round tables, workshops and information and training sessions run by the Accessions Division — some of these are organized in close coordination with WTO members, other WTO Secretariat divisions or other organizations.

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2016

 

2015

  • 4th China Round Table (CRT-IV) on WTO Accessions, Nairobi, Kenya, from 12 to 13 December 2015
  • E-Lecture Series on WTO accessions and Trade Multilateralism — First-ever WTO webinar lecture series, project by the Accessions Division with the technical support by the E-Learning Unit of the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC)
  • WTO 20th Anniversary Accessions Programme, Geneva, Switzerland, from 28 – 30 September 2015
    • Global Seminar on WTO Accessions, 28-30 September 2015
    • Special Session dedicated to the “Ten-year anniversary of Saudi Arabia's WTO membership”, 29 September 2015
    • Launch by Director-General Roberto Azevêdo of the book: “WTO Accessions and Trade Multilateralism: Case Studies and Lessons for the WTO at Twenty” on 30 September 2015, the first day of the 2015 Public Forum (theme: “Trade Works”)
    • Programme
       
  • 3rd China Round Table (CRT-III) on WTO Accessions, Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from 2 to 5 June 2015
    • For more information on this specific Round Table, click here
    • For more general information on the China Round Tables, click here
       
  • Accessions Corner as part of the exhibition: “The WTO: A rules-based system”
    • For more information on the accessions component of the exhibition, click here
       
  • WTO AT TWENTY Exhibition of Photographs in the Atrium of the Centre William Rappard contains photographs of all Accession Signing Ceremonies to date
    • For the electronic timeline of accession signing ceremony photos click here
       

2014

 

 

2013

  • 2nd China Round Table (CRT-II) on WTO Accessions,  from15 to 18 October 2013, Luang Prabang, Lao PDR
    • Programme of the Second China Round Table on WTO Accessions
    • For more information on the China Programme, including the Round Tables, click here.
       
  • Global Seminar on WTO Accessions, 23 to 27 September, Geneva, Switzerland,

 

2012

  • 1st China Round Table (CRT-I) / “Beijing Round Table”
    • Programme
    • For more information on the China Programme, including the Round Tables, click here

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China and LDC Accessions Programme

For more information on the overall ‘China's LDCs and Accessions programme’, including background on the key pillars of the programme, please click here.
 

For the respective pillars:

> China WTO Accession Internship Programme

> Annual China Round Tables on WTO Accessions (CRTs)

> Increasing participation of LDCs in WTO meetings

> South-South dialogue on LDCs and development

> LDCs' Trade Policy Review follow-up workshops

 

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