ESCAP-ITD-DTN-WTO Capacity Building for Free Trade Agreements Negotiations

20 Aug 2012 to 24 Aug 2012
Bangkok, Thailand

The workshop covers topics such as the GATT/WTO framework of regional trade agreements, services trade liberalization in GATS and in ASEAN’s free trade agreements, non-preferential and preferential rules of origin, and preparation for preferential trade negotiations. The workshop also includes simulated negotiations for the participants consisting of government officials involved in trade negotiations coming from Thailand, Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic and Myanmar. The aims of the workshop are facilitating a deeper understanding of the intricacies of trade negotiations and building capacity to successfully take part in them.