For individuals wishing to apply for this WTO activity, application forms are only available from local Government institutions or from the Permanent Missions to the WTO. To be considered, all completed applications must be endorsed by the competent national authority before submission.

TC24-16

Title of the activity
WTO Workshop on Competition Policy, Trade and Development
Activity Type
Thematic course/Workshop
Description
This Workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to enhance their awareness of the complementarities of competition and trade policies in supporting economic development, with particular reference to relevant WTO agreements, including the Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement, the General Agreement on Trade and Services (GATS) and the Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA 2012). The programme includes case studies examining the advantages of integrated policymaking, including in the public health and government procurement areas. Attention will also be given to WTO rules relating to competitive neutrality as well as competition policy chapters in free trade agreements. A group exercise will be organised to stimulate discussion among the participants.

The programme will comprise presentations by WTO Secretariat and international experts. The Workshop will be held in English.
Venue
Switzerland
City
WTO - Geneva
Trade topic
Multi topic
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
3
selection process
The application process consists of the following steps:

1. Interested candidates need to complete and submit the online application form, which is available at: https://wto.formstack.com/forms/competition_policy_trade_and_development_workshop_2024

2. The online application form requires uploading a scanned copy of the passport and of the official nomination letter, signed and stamped by the competent government authority that is nominating the candidate. A template for such a letter to be signed and stamped by the national authority can be found in Annex 1 to this invitation letter.

3. The application form, including the passport and nomination letter, should be submitted via the online application system NO LATER THAN 10 MAY 2024.

4. Applications are to be validated by the Permanent Mission to the WTO. Validations should be addressed by email to the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (e-mail: logistics.unit@wto.org) NO LATER THAN 10 MAY 2024.
Pre-requisite
The Governments of Members of the WTO and observers to the WTO, who are eligible to benefit from training and technical cooperation activities, are invited to nominate up to three senior capital-based officials to be considered to participate in the above activity. Ideally, at least one nominee should be from your government's trade ministry and one from your competition enforcement agency or other ministry or agency with policy responsibility in the area of competition policy and/or related aspects of trade policy. The maximum number of participants for this activity is 30 and all selected participants will be funded.

Preference will be given to nominees having policy responsibility and/or a demonstrated background in competition policy and/or related aspects of trade policy. The Organizers reserve the right to select candidates and to decline the candidature of nominees who do not meet these requirements and/or on the basis of the maximum number of participants.

Target Audience
Government officials
Language
English
Application Deadline
30/05/2024
Key Result
1. Government officials are implementing WTO Agreements and fully realising Members' rights and obligations
Key Output
1.1: Government officials have enhanced knowledge about WTO Agreements, trade policy formulation and conduct of trade negotiations
Invited Members and Observers:
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte dʼIvoire
Curaçao
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
The Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong, China
India
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait, the State of
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao Peopleʼs Democratic Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macao, China
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova, Republic of
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Qatar
Russian Federation
Rwanda
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Senegal
Serbia
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Somalia
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Chinese Taipei
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Timor-Leste
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Türkiye
Turkmenistan
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe