29 Oct 2018

WTI hosts mid-career training course for Indian government officials

For the second time, the WTI organised a mid-career training of officials from the Indian Trade Service, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of the Government of India, jointly with the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Ahmedabad.

The first week of the training on selected topics in trade governance was held at the premises of IIM Ahmedabad in early 2018, and the second week of the training took place at the World Trade Institute from 22 to 26 October 2018.

The lectures by renowned specialists from universities and international organisations covered various aspects of international trade regulation and trade governance. This included classes on the crisis of the multilateral trading system, current developments in trade in services and their relevance to India, trade in agriculture, developments in trade facilitation, international trade rules and sustainable economic development, new frontiers in investment law and policy, developments in intellectual property law, and recent developments regarding dumping and subsidies.

The training included a daylong study trip to Geneva, where the officials had the opportunity to follow a tailor-made programme consisting of various presentations by specialists at the World Trade Organization and a visit to the Permanent Mission of India to the WTO.

A meeting with the Ambassador of India to Switzerland also took place.

The first training course took place in 2016. This year 10 Indian Trade Service Officers participated.