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COMPETITION POLICY: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Technical Assistance in regard to Trade and Competition Policy

Activities organized by the WTO Secretariat  have included symposia for Geneva and capital-based delegates, regional workshops and intensive courses, and national workshops, sometimes undertaken in co-operation with other multilateral agencies. In addition staff members of the Secretariat have participated in national and regional events on competition policy organized by WTO Members and other intergovernmental organizations including UNCTAD, the OECD and the World Bank.

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Technical assistance since 2005    back to top

Reflecting the decisions taken in the 2004 “July Package”, since 2005 the WTO Secretariat has focused its technical assistance activities in this area to responding to national requests for technical assistance by WTO Members and countries seeking WTO accession. Two such workshops were held in 2005, in Ethiopia and in Trinidad and Tobago.
Requests for technical assistance in trade and competition policy should be submitted to the WTO Secretariat by the respective national government through its WTO Mission in Geneva.
  

  

Technical assistance until 2004    back to top

Pursuant to the mandate adopted by Ministers in Doha (2001), until 2004 the WTO Secretariat undertook a comprehensive annual programme of technical co-operation activities to assist developing and least-developed countries in participating effectively in the WTO's work in the area of trade and competition policy. The programme aimed at promoting awareness of the role and significance of the interaction between trade and competition policy at the domestic and international levels, enhancing participants' awareness of key concepts, principles and practices in this area, and exchanging information and sharing experiences on the implications of different bilateral, regional and multilateral disciplines.

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 Symposia    back to top

Event

Date / Venue

Participants

Trade and Competition Policy Geneva,
22 February 2003
  
Geneva-based delegates
WTO Symposium on Competition Policy Geneva,
22 April 2002
 
Geneva-based delegates
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 Regional Workshops and Courses    back to top

Event

Date / Venue

Participants

Trade and Competition Policy for Latin America

Brazil,
8-10 December 2004

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Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Uruguay; Venezuela

Trade and Competition Policy for Asian and Pacific Economies

India,
6-8 October 2004

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Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China, P.R.; Fiji; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Korea, Rep. of; Lao, People's Dem. Rep.; Macao, China; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Samoa; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Chinese Taipei; Thailand; Tonga; Turkey; Vanuatu; Viet Nam

Intensive course on Trade and Competition Policy for Francophone Africa

Morocco,
3-8 May 2004

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Algeria; Angola; Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo, Republic of; Côte d'Ivoire; Democratic Republic of Congo; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Madagascar; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; Rwanda; Senegal; Togo; Tunisia

Intensive course on Trade and Competition Policy for Anglophone Africa

Mauritius,
29 March - 3 April 2004

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Botswana; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Trade and Competition Policy for Central and Eastern Europe

Hungary,
17-18 July 2003
Albania; Armenia; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Estonia; Georgia; Hungary; Kyrgyz Republic; Latvia; Lithuania; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation; Uzbekistan

Competition Policy for African countries

Kenya,
10-11 July 2003
Algeria; Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo, Republic of; Côte d'Ivoire; Democratic Republic of Congo; Djibouti; Egypt; Equatorial Guinea; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Sao Tome e Principe; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; Somalia; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; Togo; Tunisia; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Competition Policy for Latin America

Argentina,
18-20 June 2003
Argentina; Bolivia; Brazil; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; Dominican Republic; Ecuador; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Mexico; Nicaragua; Panama; Paraguay; Peru; Uruguay; Venezuela

Competition Policy for Arab and Middle East countries

Egypt,
6-7 May 2003
Algeria; Bahrain; Djibouti; Egypt; Jordan; Kuwait; Lebanon; Libyan Arab Jamahiriya; Mauritania; Morocco; Oman; Qatar; Saudi Arabia; Sudan; Tunisia; United Arab Emirates; Yemen

Competition Policy for the Caribbean

Jamaica,
2-4 April 2003
Antigua and Barbuda; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Dominica; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Montserrat; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago

Trade and Competition Policy for Asia and the Pacific

Thailand,
21-23 January 2003
Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; China, P.R.; Chinese Taipei; Fiji; Hong Kong, China; India; Indonesia; Korea, Rep. of; Lao, People's Dem. Rep.; Macao, China; Malaysia; Maldives; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nepal; Pakistan; Papua New Guinea; Philippines; Samoa; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Thailand; Tonga; Vanuatu; Viet Nam

Competition Policy Workshop for English-speaking Africa

Mauritius,
12-14 November 2002
Botswana; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gambia; Ghana; Kenya; Lesotho; Malawi; Mauritius; Mozambique; Namibia; Nigeria; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; Zambia; Zimbabwe

Competition Policy Workshop for French-speaking Africa

Gabon,
9-11 October 2002
Algeria; Angola; Benin; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Comoros; Congo, Republic of; Côte d'Ivoire; Democratic Republic of Congo; Djibouti; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Madagascar; Mali; Mauritania; Morocco; Niger; Rwanda; Senegal; Togo; Tunisia

Competition Policy for Central American countries

Guatemala,
17-19 September 2002
Belize; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama

Intensive three-day exploration of topics before the WTO in the area of competition policy:
(i) the relationship between competition policy and economic development;
(ii) the challenges involved in implementing competition policy in developing countries; and
(iii) the role that the WTO can play in this area, including consideration of the pros and cons of a possible multilateral framework on competition policy.

South Africa,
22-24 February 2001
Algeria; Angola; Benin; Botswana; Burkina Faso; Burundi; Cameroon; Cape Verde; Central African Republic; Chad; Congo, Republic of; Côte d'Ivoire; Democratic Republic of Congo; Djibouti; Egypt; Ethiopia; Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea Bissau; Kenya; Lesotho; Madagascar; Malawi; Mali; Mauritania; Mauritius; Morocco; Mozambique; Namibia; Niger; Nigeria; Rwanda; Senegal; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Sudan; Swaziland; Tanzania; Togo; Tunisia; Uganda; Zambia; Zimbabwe
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 National Workshops    back to top

Event

Date / Venue

Participants

Competition Policy

Cameroon,
14-15 December
2006  

Cameroon

Competition Policy

Zambia,
23-24 November 2006

Zambia

Competition Policy, Economic development

Yemen,
29-30 June 2004
  
Yemen

Competition Policy

Ghana,
18-19 February 2004
  
Ghana

Competition Policy and Trade and Investment Issues

Kuwait,
13-14 December 2003
  
Kuwait

Competition Policy

Venezuela,
5-6 November 2003
  
Venezuela

Competition Policy

Lesotho,
16-18 December 2002
  
Lesotho

Singapore Issues: Competition Policy

China, P.R.,
30-31 July 2002
  
China, P.R.
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