Ceremony to Launch “The Comprehensive Guide to WTO Agreements” & The Website of WTO Directorate “www.syria-wto.org”

Nov 25, 2010

 Damascus - Under the Patronage of H.E. Mrs.  Lamia Marai Aasi, Minister of Economy and Trade, The Comprehensive Guide to WTO Agreements” and the Website of World Trade Organization Directorate of the Ministry of Economy and Trade will be launched on the 25th of November 2010. The two activities are achieved within the framework of the ongoing project “Trade Policy Reform and WTO Pre-Accession”; which is being implemented in cooperation between the Ministry of Economy and Trade (MOET) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Syria.

The WTO Guide is the first comprehensive guide combining all WTO Agreements in Arabic language as of GATT 1947 till the ministerial conference in December 2009. It aims at presenting the WTO Agreements in a comprehensive manner enabling all relevant stakeholders to define their objectives from WTO Accession and identifying the framework of negotiation in different sectors. The Guide consists of eight chapters covering Marrakesh Agreement to establish WTO, its annexes and the required steps of the accession process.

The Website of WTO Directorate aims at sharing the required information about the accession process and the activities of WTO directorate in this regard in order to ensure full awareness and participation of all stakeholders in the accession process.


The launching will take place on the 25th of November at 11:00 am in Cham Palace Hotel – Omayyad hall.


Contact Information

Media & Communications Team malak.atkeh@undp.org,United Nations Development Programme, Damascus, Syria Tel. +963 11 6129811 ext. 226 or ext. 226 Fax: +963 11 6114541 http://www.undp.org.sy/

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