Intensive training course on the multilateral trading system and to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) to senior officials of the Republic of Iraq

Date: February 25-March 1, 2013 Place: Ankara, Turkey  Cooperation with UNCTAD and Saserick, will organize the Islamic Development Bank (cooperation and integration management) intensive training course on the multilateral trading system and to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) to officials of the Republic of Iraq.   Are expected to attend this course fifteen representatives from the Office of the Prime Minister and the following ministries and Iraqi governmental institutions related: trade, finance, environment and labor and social affairs, health, industry, higher education and scientific research, justice and transport, and culture (the National Centre for copyright protection). The private sector will be represented by the Federation of Iraqi Chambers of Industry.   The work program will include coverage of presentations on the basic conventions of WTO / GATT as well as other important topics join relevant, including the procedural nature, and that have direct relevance to the process of accession Iraqi taking into account the national development goals and priorities of Iraq. It will also include organizational and technical preparations necessary at home, particularly legislative and regulatory reforms to ensure compliance of the foreign trade regime with the Iraqi WTO disciplines.   In addition, it will discuss the issues that have a decisive influence on the economic and social development in Iraq and the potential effects of the accession negotiations, including agriculture, and prepare initial offers of market access in goods and services and the organization of import and export, and so on.   Furthermore, research will be presented about the latest cases to join the World Trade Organization (WTO) especially from the Arab region for the participants and discussed as part of the exchange of experiences and lessons learned, that would help Iraq to better prepare for the next stages of the accession process.