ICC Academy hosts international trade workshop for World Trade Organization (WTO) employees

Singapore, 10 October: The ICC Academy, the educational arm of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), facilitated a two-day workshop for World Trade Organization (WTO) staff members from 11-12 September 2019. Held at the WTO’s headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, the programme focused on international trade in practice and was attended by 24 of the organisations’ dispute settlement lawyers, external relations officers, research economists, legal and pension officers, as well as statisticians.

The workshop focused on the various attributes of global trade—from both the importers and exporters perspective. The programme was tailored made to equip participants with knowledge and know-how to manage the multi-dimensional aspects of cross-border trade and policies to procedures in accordance with the existing business environment.

Commenting on the ICC Academy’s latest stint in blended learning, ICC Academy Managing Director Daniel Kok said: “We are delighted to be able to provide customised learning solutions to leading global organisations on the latest trends in international trade practices. In today’s ever-evolving global trade landscape, it is important that organisations stay up to date with the latest developments. By blending our online learning opportunities with face-to- face trainings, we can be a catalyst for real professional transformation.

The post-workshop feedback from the WTO staff suggested that 100% of the participants felt the workshop met their learning objectives. One of the attendees said, “The workshop provided the WTO staff with an excellent overview of the practical side of international trade. The content was very well customized for us to understand and better appreciate the daily challenges of the traders and companies. Such standard training should be made mandatory for all new staff joining the World Trade Organization.

Today with the advancement of technology and impact of globalisation, countries are continuously engaging in global trade for survival. The World Trade Organization deals with the global rules of trade between nations, ensuring trade flows as smoothly and predictably as possible. Keeping this specific requirement for WTO employees in mind, the International Trade in Practice workshop focused on varied global trade topics like the Incoterms® rules, import and export documentation, trade finance, insurance, rules of origin, logistics, digitisation for importing and exporting and sales contract to name a few.

For those looking to bring internationally-recognised programmes on trade finance, international business and regulation and compliance, exclusively designed for your team and delivered at your premises, please contact the ICC Academy.

For more information, please contact:
Priyanka Satapathy
Communications and Events Manager