TTRI Organises a Training on Regional Trade Agreements

A four-day training on Regional Trade Agreements was concluded today at the Ministry of Commerce, according to the ministry's news release.

The training was conducted from July 18 to 21 by the Trade Training and Research Institute (TTRI) with the guidance of national experts who have long experiences in trade policy formulation and trade negotiation.

Some 75 officials from different Departments and Municipal/Provincial Departments of Commerce attended the event aiming at building capacity of government officials to respond to the third pillars of Trade Sector Wide Approach (Trade SWAp), an ambitious trade development mechanism embarked by the Royal Government of Cambodia.

The training covered various processes and concepts pertaining to bilateral, regional and multilateral trade agreements and negotiations such as (1) debating the rationale for free trade; (2) importance of multilateral negotiations and current status; (3) differentiate between the WTO system and PTAs; (4) specific provisions of trade agreements relating to priority sectors in Cambodia; and (5) importance of research and data collection in trade negotiations.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press