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.

TC24-1

Title of the activity
SPS Committee Thematic Workshop on Transparency
Activity Type
Thematic course/Workshop
Description
This workshop on transparency will bring together officials responsible for the implementation of the SPS Agreement, notably those in charge of the implementation of the transparency obligations of the SPS Agreement, such as national enquiry points and notification authorities. The workshop will also allow for an exchange of experiences on the use of online transparency tools, in particular, the ePing SPS&TBT Platform.
Venue
Switzerland
City
WTO
Trade topic
Sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS)
Start Date
End Date
Duration (days)
2
selection process
The Governments of Members and Observers to the WTO, which are eligible to benefit from training and technical cooperation activities, are invited to present one or two officials for consideration in the selection process. In this regard, an invitation letter with the application form will be distributed to eligible TA beneficiaries through their WTO representation.

The WTO Secretariat reserves the right to postpone or cancel this activity in the event of force majeure or other reasons that render the execution of the activity impracticable for the organizers.
Pre-requisite
Only for government officials holding direct responsibilities in the SPS area, particularly in the implementation of the transparency provisions of the SPS Agreement or in coordination among SPS agencies at the national level, including SPS national enquiry points or national notification authorities.

Preference will be given to applications from least-developed countries (LDCs), and from developing Members and Observers that have not been sponsored to participate in an activity on the SPS Agreement in the recent past.

Fluent in English, French or Spanish.

Implementing officer or contact person for the activity in the above Division/Section
Target Audience
Government officials
Language
Multilingual
Application Deadline
20/01/2024
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
Programme
Beneficiaries
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
Burundi
Cabo Verde
Cambodia
Cameroon
Chile
China
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Côte dʼIvoire
Cuba
Curaçao
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eswatini
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
The Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guatemala
Guinea
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
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
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