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.

TC24-20

Title of the activity
Workshop on Import Licensing and Notifications
Activity Type
Thematic course/Workshop
Description
Workshop on Import Licensing and Notifications is a specialized training activity that seeks to improve Members' understanding of the WTO rules on import licensing and increase their compliance with the transparency obligations under the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures. The workshop will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from 25 to 27 September 2024 and it will be conducted in English. The activity will include sessions on the main provisions of the Agreement, notification requirements, drafting import licensing notifications and sharing of experiences by other Members.
Venue
Switzerland
City
WTO
Trade topic
Import Licensing
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
3
Activity Level
selection process
Application Forms must be returned, completed and signed by the candidate as well as by the nominating national authority which presents the candidate, via the Permanent Mission/Embassy, to the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation, Logistics Unit, (email indicated in the invitation letter) no later than the date indicated in the invitation letter. Applications for this workshop should be submitted along with a current CV indicating successful completion of online course on the Agreement on Import Licensing Procedures.
Pre-requisite
To be considered, candidates should be:

Capital-based officials directly responsible for the preparation and/or coordination of notifications on import licensing.

In addition, nominees will be required to indicate:

i) whether work on the preparation of import licensing notifications has been undertaken by their respective government, including the challenges that have been faced; and

ii) the steps that will be taken to prepare the notification upon return to work.

From the nominees, preference will be given to developing or least-developed WTO Members that have never submitted an import licensing notification.

Candidates should have full command of English
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
English
Application Deadline
19/07/2024
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
Angola
Argentina
Armenia
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belize
Benin
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Botswana
Brazil
Brunei Darussalam
Burkina Faso
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chile
China
Colombia
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte dʼIvoire
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Eswatini
Fiji
Gabon
The Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong, China
India
Indonesia
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea, Republic of
Kuwait, the State of
Kyrgyz Republic
Lao Peopleʼs Democratic Republic
Lesotho
Liberia
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
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Suriname
Chinese Taipei
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Türkiye
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uruguay
Vanuatu
Viet Nam
Zambia
Zimbabwe