Technical forum: WTO and WTO-IICA Reference Centers. Information Services for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Date: Wednesday, 28 September, 2016
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Costa Rica Time)
Information: Adriana Campos
Location: IICA Headquarters in San José, Costa Rica.
Objective: To present the services available at the World Trade Organization (WTO) Reference Center to IICA member countries.
Addressed to: Specialists in the IICA delegations in all 34 IICA member countries, Ministries of Agriculture, Ministries of Trade, academic community and private sector.
Topics to be discussed: Information resources available at the WTO Reference Centers for collection of data concerning international agricultural trade.
Methodology: Online, by videoconference using webcast or webex.
Languages: Spanish, with simultaneous interpretation into English.
|Costa Rica Time||Activity||Speakers|
|08:00 - 08:15||Registration of participants|
|08:15 - 08:30||Inauguration||Lloyd Day, Deputy Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA). Diego Montenegro, Director of Management and Regional Integration of IICA. Gerardo Thielen, Head of the World Trade Organization Reference Centers (WTO).|
|08:30 - 09:00||Session 1|
|The WTO Reference Centers||Gerardo Thielen, Head of the WTO Research Centers|
|WTO-IICA Reference Center||Adriana Campos, Trade Specialist and Coordinator of the WTO-IICA Reference Center|
|09:00 - 09:30||Session 2|
|Trade Related Information available at the WTO Reference Centers||Marcelo Vega, Statistics Officer at The WTO Economic Research and Statistics Division.|
|09:30 - 09:45||Questions and comments|
|09:45 - 10:00||Break|
|10:00 - 10:30||Session 3|
|Exchange of experiences with some WTO Reference Centers in member countries of IICA.||Maura Muralles de Pineda, WTO Reference Center in Guatemala. Nathalie Murielle Bordas, Urquhart, WTO Reference Center in Paraguay. Jocelyn Sherry, WTO Reference Center In St. Vincent And The Grenadines.|
|10:30-10:45||Closing remarks and ceremony|
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