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Technical Training on Non-Tariff Measures Impact Assessment and Trade Data Analysis

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On 30th March – 2 April 2015, at Lao Plaza Hotel, Department of Import and Export, Ministry of Industry and Commerce together with the World Bank had organized technical training on “ NTM Impact Assessment and Trade Data Analysis” under multi-donor trust fund of the Trade Development Facilitation II (TDF II). The participants of this training include government officers working on Non-Tariffs Measures (NTMs) from six ASEAN countries: Lao PDR, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Kingdom of Cambodia, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Malaysia, and Republic of Indonesia whose are countries reviewing NTMs.

Updated on : 08-04-2015


Technical Training on Non-Tariff Measures Impact Assessment and Trade Data Analysis

The technical training was organized to enhance skill and capacity building for regional government officers working on Non-Tariff Measures (NTMs) on assessment, analyze and learn on reporting the impact of NTMs on economics by the key speakers from World Bank. Meanwhile, it was an opportunity opening for interchange discussions for trade transparence especially for international trade.

The training was divided into 3 parts:  theory, exercise, and discussion. The audience had a chance to learn on technics to collect information and scientific analyzing tools including World Integrated Trade Solutions Program (WITs) which is one of the programs from the World Bank using to collect import-export information of countries around the world. In addition, the floor was opened for private sectors to exchange information on the issues or convenient and challenges on the implementation on NTMs.

At the same time, the participants also had exercises prepared by Work Bank Experts for the comprehensive understanding on the issues. The last day of the training was opened for the participants from the ASEAN countries to report and comment on the implementation of NTM from their respective countries which mostly are under collecting information procedure in order to categorize measures. The training was organized in energetic and friendly atmosphere, which shown that the participants had expressed their concern of each training topics. To sum up, the training might be a step to link unity with regional countries especially the countries participated in this program.



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