WTO reference center launched
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.