WTO Accession and Implications for Agriculture in CIS Countries (Second Edition)

13 October to 14 November 2014

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Learning Objectives

This course aims to equip participants with a better understanding of both WTO principles and rules that regulate global agricultural trade, and the accession commitments in agriculture assumed by the new WTO member states among the CIS countries. It also seeks to raise awareness among the participants of different options for agricultural policy reforms and support programs needed to smooth the transition to a new trade regime. This is a rerun of the first course that concluded in March 2014.


By the end of the course, participants will be better able to:

  • Evaluate the WTO agreements related to agriculture and food security and country-specific accession commitments affecting these areas;
  • Assess the challenges and opportunities that the WTO membership poses for their country’s agricultural sector;
  • Identify both the areas where adjustments in agricultural policy and regulatory frameworks are needed to comply with the accession commitments in agriculture, and possible public and private sector actions that can help take greater advantage of WTO membership to develop the agricultural sector and improve food security.