16 Sep 2013

WTI Delivers First Tailor-Made Course to Brazilian Government

Brazilian course participants

Christian Häberli and Arthur Appleton, faculty members at the World Trade Institute, have delivered WTI’s first programme in Brazil, a “Training Course on Dispute Settlement for State Attorneys in Brazil”.

The one-week programme brought together government officials from Brazil’s Attorney General’s Office, Ministry of External Relations, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, Ministry of Culture, Technology and Innovation, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Mines and Energy, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture, and the National Institute of Intellectual Property. 

Jean-Pierre Reymond, Minister at the Swiss Embassy in Brasilia, hosted a reception for the participants and introduced the new Swiss Ambassador, His Excellency André Regli. Juliana Sahione Mayrink Neiva, Director of the School of the Attorney General’s Office, also welcomed the participants. Several WTI graduates based in Brasilia were able to attend the reception and meet the participants as well as Swiss officials. Over the years many Brazilians have graduated from WTI’s MILE Programme and assumed prominent positions in government, international organisations and the private sector.

The week ended with a meeting between the Attorney General of Brazil, Luís Inácio Lucena Adams, State Attorney Boni Moraes Soares, Director of the International Department, Christian Häberli and Arthur Appleton.