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Advanced Regional Seminar on the GATS and the Trade in Services for the Caribbean

Date: 03 Jul 2012 to 06 Jul 2012

Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Bridgetown, Barbados

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), through its Institute for the Integration of Latin America and the Caribbean (INTAL) and the Integration and Trade Sector (INT), the World Trade Organization Secretariat (WTO) and the CARICOM Secretariat, are jointly organizing an “Advanced Regional Seminar on the GATS and the Trade in Services for the Caribbean”, which will be held at “Hilton Barbados Resort”, Bridgetown, Barbados, from July 3rd to 6th, 2012.

The objective of the training activity is to enhance and strengthen participants’ understanding of trade in services issues related to opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), and electronic commerce/IT-enabled services, taking into account country-specific policy and negotiating objectives. Related scheduling and classification issues will be explored as a means to enhancing capacity to negotiate commitments in the areas concerned.

The Seminar is addressed to capital-based government officials from the CARICOM Member Countries. Caribbean Ministries responsible for Trade in Services related issues are invited to nominate up to four officials. Up to two participants per country will be selected by the organizing institutions. IDB/INTAL will finance the participation of all participants.

The activity will be in charge of Ms. Lee Tuthill and Ms. Ruosi Zhang from the WTO Trade in Services Division and Ms. Caroline Levington from the IDB Integration and Trade Sector.

The Seminar is closed to the general public.

Should you need more information, please contact Mrs. Veronica Toscani, e-mail: veronicat@iadb.org 

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