SERV23-1

Title of the activity
WTO/IMF-CEF Regional workshop on Trade in services for the Arab region
Activity Type
Regional course/Workshop
Description
The activity will address major trends in services trade and review key features of the GATS, with a particular focus on the scheduling of specific commitments. The workshop will also cover key trends in regional trade agreements, and update participants on the state of play in the negotiations on services domestic regulation and on services-related elements of negotiations on e-commerce.
Venue
Kuwait, the State of
City
IMF/CEF center, Kuwait city
Trade topic
Trade in Services
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
4
selection process
Governments can nominate up to four capital-based officials with substantive professional responsibilities in trade in services. the selection committee will only retain those officials in charge of, or participating in, service trade negotiations (at the bilateral, regional and/or multilateral level) or, alternatively, officials with responsibility for the regulation or supervision of a given service sector and working together with the trade in services officials. Participants are required to be fluent in English.
Pre-requisite
Applications will only be considered from candidates who have experience and current job descriptions directly relevant to the subject of the Workshop (i.e., trade in, or regulation/supervision of services) as described above. At equal level of competence, preference will be given to applicants for whom the training will be most relevant, and who have already undertaken the WTO E-Learning course on the GATS − or equivalent training provided by another competent international organization
Implementing officer or contact person for the activity in the above Division/Section
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
English
BTOR
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
Beneficiaries
Algeria
Bahrain, Kingdom of
Comoros
Djibouti
Egypt
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait, the State of
Lebanese Republic
Libya
Mauritania
Morocco
Oman
Qatar
Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of
Somalia
Sudan
Syrian Arab Republic
Tunisia
United Arab Emirates
Yemen