Thematic Seminar devoted to Competition Policy, Trade and Development takes place between June 12th and 14th, 2018 at the World Trade Organization (WTO), in Geneva, the Swiss Confederation. At this event, as representative of the Competition Council is participating Ms. Cristina Zara, Deputy Head of the Policy and Public Relations Department.
The purpose of the seminar is to raise the awareness and inform the WTO members of the role of competition policy regarding trade and development. The event focuses on elements of competition policy in existing WTO agreements, including the TRIPS Agreement, Public Procurement Agreement (GPA) and GATS, relevant national and international experience, the role of competition policy in development and other related issues etc.
Participants have the opportunity to work in groups, sharing their experience with the national legislation, which is a very good exercise for establishing international cooperation and exchanging experience.
The seminar is organized by the WTO Secretariat as part of its technical assistance program for the benefit of WTO members and observers. More than 40 officials responsible for trade and / or competition issues from WTO members are attending the event.
June 14th, 2018