WTO Chairs Aid for Trade Side Event

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

The WTO Chairs Programme (WCP) is organizing a side event, Aid for Trade and Global Value Chains: Issues for Policy Makers, at the Fourth Global Review of Aid for Trade. The side event will take place on 9 July 2013, at 15:00 to 18:00 in Room S2, at the William Rappard Centre, WTO. (add link to pdf version of programme)
Session 1 Aid for trade and global value chain: issues for policy makers
Chair: Ms Nathalie Olijslager, Head Business Climate and International Markets, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
1.1 Aid for Trade, Export Diversification and Industrial Upgrading in Small States: Towards a Trade and Innovation Governance Agenda ((add link of policy brief)
Presenter: Keith Nurse, WTO Chair, University of the West Indies, Barbados
1.2. Aid for trade: Challenges for international cooperation for middle income countries- The case of Chile (add link of policy brief)
Presenter: Dorotea López, WTO Chair, Institute of International Studies, University of Chile
1.3 Sustaining Post-Disaster Community Development Program in Indonesia’s Export-Driven Industrial Clusters: Cases from Yogyakarta Handicraft/Furniture Industries and Tourism-related Services (add link of policy brief)
Presenter: Riza Noer Arfani, WTO Chair, Center for World Trade Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada/UGM, Indonesia

  • H.E. Mrs. Marion Vernese Williams, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the WTO, Barbados
  • H.E. Mr. Mario Matus Baeza, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the WTO, Chile
  • Representative from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Indonesia, TBC

Session 2
Chair: Marion Jansen, Counsellor, Economic Research and Statistics Division, WTO
2.1. Aid for Trade: Effects on the Arab Foreign Trade and Economic Growth (add link of policy brief)
Presenter: Taleb Awad Warrad, WTO Chair holder, University of Jordan (
2.2. Pour une meilleure intégration de l’aide pour le commerce dans les stratégies nationales de développement : expérience du Maroc  (add link of policy brief)
Presenter: Azzedine Ghoufrane, Titulaire de la Chaire de l'OMC l'Université Mohammed V-Souissi
Rabat, Maroc
2.3. Normes SPS et compétitivité-qualité des exportations africaines : étude de cas sur la mangue, le haricot et la tomate (add link of policy brief)
Presenter: Ahmadou Aly Mbaye, Programme de la Chair-OMC de la Faculté des Sciences Economiques et de Gestion de l’Université Cheikh Anta Diop de Dakar

  • Mr. Zaher Al-Qatarneh, Economic Counsellor, Permanent Mission, Geneva Permanent Mission of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • H.E. Mr. Omar Hilale, Ambassadeur Représentant permanent auprès de l'OMC Mission permanente du Royaume du Maroc auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies à Genève Morocco
  • H.E. representative, Senegal, TBC
  • Dr. Nassim Oulmane, Chief Sub Regional Data Center, North Africa, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa