WORKSHOP ON Transparency and coordination
MONDAY, 15 july – tuesday, 16 july 2019
WTO, CENTRE WILLIAM RAPPARD, GeNEVA
Note by the secretariat
The Secretariat of the World Trade Organization organized a workshop on SPS transparency and coordination in Geneva, Switzerland, on 15 and 16 July 2019.
The WTO funded the participation of 34 government officials from developing country Members and Observers in the workshop, with the financial assistance of the Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund (DDAGTF). Sponsored participants were selected from 109 applications. In addition, the WTO covered the participation of four external speakers, and the United States and the African Union made it possible for eight and five participants, respectively, from Africa and Central America to attend the workshop and the meetings of the Committee. More than 150 participants attended the workshop, including Geneva- and capital-based delegates and representatives from intergovernmental organizations.
The programme and presentations of the workshop are available from the "Events, workshops and training" section under the WTO SPS Gateway
 This document has been prepared under the Secretariat's own responsibility and is without prejudice to the positions of Members or to their rights and obligations under the WTO.
 Since 2016, WTO-funded workshop participants are no longer sponsored to participate in the SPS Committee meetings, in addition to their attendance at the workshop.