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Wednesday, 09 April 2014

Training course on trade capacity-building for Caucasus and Western CIS held in Warsaw

WARSAW, 9 April 2014 – The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Ministry of Economy of Poland are holding a training course on trade capacity-building for the Caucasus and Western CIS.

The one-week course that opened today in Warsaw brought together 24 participants from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine. They will examine ways to increase the competitiveness of economies in the region, and improve cross-border cooperation and integration into the multilateral trading system.

Mieczysław Nogaj from the Ministry of Economy, and Krzysztof Trepczyński, Minister Counsellor and Permanent Representative of Poland to the WTO, joined Jacek Curkowski, Chief of the UNIDO Institute for Capacity Development, at the opening of the event.

The course programme is based on analysis of trade challenges and opportunities, and was designed to encourage systemic trade development along value chains. It promotes growth through capacity-building to ensure informed and timely trade-related policymaking and to strengthen institutions and infrastructures that are part of the enabling environment for effective trade participation.

Experts from the Network on Metrology, the Accreditation and Standardization for Developing Countries (DCMAS) and from the private sector will speak at the event.

The training course was funded by the Ministry of Economy of Poland.

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Look at the Opens external link in new windowTCB brochure for the course