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The 5th ITGT UK is a level 3 training activity implemented within the WTO progressive learning framework and it represents the highest level of learning among WTO training activities. Due to its advanced nature, the course is targeted at participants who already possess a sound knowledge of the general features of the WTO system and the WTO Agreements. The course seeks to promote critical thinking about trade policy formulation by consolidating participants' understanding of the linkages between WTO rules and disciplines and their respective country's interests in the multilateral trading system. The learning approach of the course is multidisciplinary in that it considers both legal and economic aspects of WTO rules and disciplines.

The course's training methodology is conceived to encourage the active involvement of participants through a series of interactive modules comprising lectures, exercises and simulations, covering most of the areas of work of the WTO. More specifically, participants will be given regular coursework and individual/groups assignments and are expected to complete a project relating to their country's trade policy profile by the end of their three-month stay. The course also includes visits to other international organizations active in trade-related matters as well as attendance at selected meetings of WTO bodies and regular briefings on WTO work-in-progress. Contacts with WTO Secretariat officials and delegates and representatives from Missions and other international organizations will be also a common feature at this training.

By the end of the course, participants are expected to have enhanced their autonomy in relation to WTO matters by having:

  • consolidate your knowledge of the WTO rules and disciplines and how these might relate to their countries' trade policy formulation;
  • improve your analytical and negotiating skills and their ability to analyse trade information and to participate actively in WTO trade negotiations;
  • built your capacity to find and use WTO information and documentation on trade-related issues;
  • strengthened your ability to work individually, in teams and in an international environment; and
  • establish and/or strengthen a network of contacts with each other and with trainers/experts.

The target audience for this course are government officials from WTO Members and Observers developing countries, LDCs, economies in transition, and countries in the process of accession to the WTO. Candidates should be currently working in their national administration in the field of the formulation and conduct of trade policy, with the definite expectation of continuing to work, or being assigned further responsibilities, in this field. Candidates should have completed a "level 2" generalist path WTO training activity (Trade Policy Course; Regional Trade Policy Course; e/WTO) or have demonstrably commensurate knowledge or professional experience.[1] They should also possess an excellent ability to communicate, orally and in writing, in English



[1] Level 2 generalist path activities include: European-based Trade Policy Course; Regional Trade Policy Course; eWTO online course. For further details about the WTO progressive learning strategy see the WTO Technical Assistance and Training Plan (TA) 2017 – 2011 (WT/COMTD/W/170/Rev.1).

As part of the EAI procedures, a letter of invitation, along with an application form, will be addressed to the relevant government authorities, through established channels.

Twenty-five (25) places are available for applicants from developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The costs related to their participation (a return economy class ticket, daily subsistence allowance, including lodging) will be borne by the WTO.

The participants will be selected based on the information submitted. Only candidates officially nominated by their national authorities will be considered. Applications received through other channels will not be acknowledged. You are therefore encouraged to submit your application well in adance to: institute@euroafri.org

The registration cost for this training is 2000 USD per participant. This fees does not include accommodations. Please ensure that your accommodation and hotel are well confirmed in advance. If you require assistance please contact info@euroafri.org


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