WTO ref­er­ence cen­ter launched

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Ly­onpo Lekey Dorji, Min­is­ter of Eco­nomic Af­fairs, in­au­gu­rated the WTO Ref­er­ence Cen­tre at the Depart­ment of Trade on 14 Septem­ber, 2016. Mr Ger­ardo Thie­len and Ms Juney­oung Lee from the World Trade Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WTO), Heads of var­i­ous De­part­ments un­der the Min­istry, Re­gional Di­rec­tors of Re­gional Trade and In­dus­try Of­fices, rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Bhutan Cham­ber of Com­merce and In­dus­try (BCCI) and rel­e­vant agen­cies at­tended the in­au­gu­ra­tion. The Ref­er­ence Cen­tre was es­tab­lished with tech­ni­cal as­sis­tance from the WTO. The Ref­er­ence Cen­tre will serve as a repos­i­tory of in­for­ma­tion re­lated to the WTO and in­ter­na­tional trade for gov­ern­ment of­fi­cials, pri­vate sec­tor, aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions and the gen­eral public. The Depart­ment of Trade in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the WTO also or­ga­nized a day­long sem­i­nar on the Mul­ti­lat­eral Trad­ing Sys­tem; and two days train­ing on the use of WTO data base, doc­u­ment search fa­cil­i­ties, trade re­lated in­for­ma­tion and other re­sources that are avail­able in the Ref­er­ence Cen­tre from 13-15 Septem­ber, 2016. The sem­i­nar and the train­ing were fa­cil­i­tated by Mr Ger­ardo Thie­len and Ms Juney­oung Lee.

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