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WTO TRADE POLICY COURSE (IN ENGLISH)

GENEVA, October- 24 November 2017


APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, 21 July 2017
WTO APPLICATION FORM
This form needs to be completed and signed by the Applicant, validated by the National Authority
proposing the candidate and submitted AT THE LATEST BY 21 JULY 2017, via the Permanent
Mission/Embassy to the WTO by e-mail (or fax) to:

WTO/OMC Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation


logistics.unit@wto.org OR
Fax +41 22/739 5724

Incomplete or illegible application forms will not be considered.

PART ONE: To be completed by the Applicant in English and using CAPITAL LETTERS
VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE ATTACHED A PHOTOCOPY OF YOUR PASSPORT

Mr. Mrs. Miss Ms Please check one the 4 boxes

FAMILY NAME/SURNAME TADESSE TEFERI


(as it appears in the passport,
in capital letters)
FIRST NAME
(as it appears in the passport, FIKRU
in capital letters)

Date of birth
23 FEB 1960
(DD/MM/YYYY)

ACTING DIRECYOR, BILATERAL AND REGIONAL INTEGRATION TRADE


Title/Position
RELATION AND NEGOTIATION DIRECTORATE DIRECTOR

Ministry/
National Authority
MINISTRY OF TRADE,OF FDRE

City Addis Ababa

Country/Separate customs
ETHIOPIA
Territory
Professional: +25111 15 11 77
Telephone (Professional)
Mobile:+ 251 911 54 34 54

Fax (professional) +251 11552 24 17

E-mail addresses (professional fikrutadesse@gmail.com


& personal)

+ 251 911 54 34 54
Mobile telephone number
Please indicate your travel itinerary preference. If your selected to participate in the ATPC, this
will be taken into account, although it is not guaranteed

Addis Frankfurt-Geneva

Geneva-Frankfurt-Addis
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Higher (university) education

When? Where? Title of qualification

1980-1985 The then Czechoslovakia Masters degree in Foreign Trade Economics

Languages: the Advanced Trade Policy Course will be delivered in English. Therefore,
participants are required to have full command of English. By signing this application form the
Applicant and the nominating Authority certify that the Applicant has full command of English.

Work experience

Since my country is in the accession process to the WTO:-


Take part in the Preparation of different documents for the purpose of
accession negotiations:
Take part in preparation of country position peppers:
Negotiate trade agreements ;
coordinate the negotiation team;
Close follow-up o the functioning of the WTO, the working of the
multilateral trading system, and current issues in the field of
Brief description of your international issues;
current responsibilities: Create awareness to stakeholders on WTO issues such as prepare
workshops, seminars etc;
Analyze current foreign economic situations and suggest
recommendations;
Direct and lead the Bilateral and Regional Directorate.
Prepare country position paper and participate in the trade negotiation
Prepare training materials on Bilateral, regional and WTO issues to
educate stakeholders
Advice policy makers on Bilateral, Regional and WTO issues

On which date did you


take up your current April 2017
functions?

What was your previous


Senior, Bilateral Trade relation and Negotiation Expert
post?

WTO training undertaken

1. Introduction to the WTO course:


2. Trade in Services in the WTO - (with Distinction)
Have you successfully 3. Trade and Development -ET201212E (with Distinction)
completed a WTO 4. Technical Barriers to Trade (with Distinction)
E-Learning course(s), and 5. Market Access on Trade in Goods and Non-Agricultural Market 6.Access
if so, which course(s)? in the WTO Accession to the WTO
6.Access in the WTO

Date(s)? 1. Introduction to the WTO: ET1001S710 which was held from 13/09/2010
to 22/10/2010
2. Trade in Services in the WTO - ET200712E- Certificate is issued on this
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30 March 2012 in Geneva


3. Trade and Development -ET201212E- Certificate is issued on 1 February
2013 in Geneva
4. Technical Barriers to Trade- Certificate is issued on 3 April 2013 in
Geneva
5. Market Access on Trade in Goods and Non-Agricultural Market Access in
the WTO- Certificate is issued on 31 May 2013 in Geneva
6. Access in the WTO - Certificate is issued on 2 September 2013 in Geneva

I. International Trading System (ITS)-Lausanne Switzerland September 12-


16 2016-

Regional Trade Policy Course which was held in Botswana-Botswana ,


from 23 September to 15 November 2013.
Other WTO training Regional Trade intensive course on Trade Policy negotiation skill, Nairobi,
course(s) undertaken: 24-26 May 2010
Short Training in trade Policy for team of Negotiations for Ethiopian WTO
negotiation 21-24 March 2011, Addis Ababa,
WCO seminar on the WTO valuation Agreement 25-29, 2000 ,Addis
Ababa

What is the objective that you would like to achieve by participating in this course?

After successfully completing the elements of the "advanced Trade Policy course of to the
WTO" I will have.
acquired knowledge of the main and specialized disciplines and rules contained in
the WTO Agreements, including main legal and economic underpinnings
Established a network of professional contacts with other participants, especially
lately accessed countries to the WTO, the WTO Secretariat, and WTO experts.
Consolidate the understanding of the WTO basic legal and institutional principles.
Identify the definition of the WTO basic legal and institutional principles, as reflected
in the WTO agreements, and developed in the practice of WTO bodies.
improved ability to interpret relevant information and documents on WTO-related
issues, and to use the WTO legal texts and related background materials;
Upgrading my knowledge to assist my countrys trade negotiations such as on
Multilateral (WTO... ), regional (Continental Free Trade Area-CFTA, EPA, COMESA and
Tripartite Free Trade Area TFTA negotiations.

Please indicate your travel itinerary preference. If your selected to participate in the ATPC, this
will be taken into account, although it is not guaranteed

Addis Frankfurt-Geneva

Geneva-Frankfurt-Addis
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PART TWO: To be completed by the National Nominating Authority:

The Nominating Authority: Ministry of Trade, Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

officially nominates:

Name of candidate: Fikru Tadesse Teferi

to attend the WTO Trade Policy Course;


confirms that the candidate has direct responsibility in the WTO matters and has full command of
English , which would enable him/her to successfully and actively participate in the Symposium; and,
is fully aware that this nomination is subject to the decisions of the WTO Selection Committee and to the
conditions described in the Annex to this application, which we have thoroughly read and accepted.

INDICATE CLEARLY IF YOU ARE REQUESTING WTO FINANCING FOR THIS CANDIDACY
CHEEK THE APPROPRIATE BOX
Yes No

Details of the Government Official responsible for nominating this candidate:

Family name Gorfu

First name Lisanework

Director General, Trade Relation and Negotiation Directorate General


Title/Position
Directorate

Ministry Ministry of Trade

E-mail address: lisaneworkg@yahoo.com

Telephone: +251 11 551 61 23

By signing and stamping this form, the Candidate and the Nominating Authority certify that all
information included is complete and correct.

OFFICIAL
Candidate STAMP Nominating Authority

Date: Date:
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ANNEX: CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN WTO TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE ACTIVITIES

Travel, air-tickets, visas, transit visas, accommodation and subsistence allowances:

1. Countries are implementing very strict visa policies. Before you complete this registration form, please enquire
several weeks in advance on the visas and transit visas you need. Make the necessary arrangements in your country
to obtain all necessary visas for your full roundtrip. The WTO is not authorized to intervene in this matter and is not
responsible for visa fees and other financial issues.

2. You will not be consulted for your travel itinerary. However, if there is any preferred travel itinerary, please clearly
indicate in the application form. It will be taken into account but is not guaranteed.

3. The WTO Secretariat will provide you with a round-trip airplane ticket in economy-class, daily subsistence allowance,
a terminal expenses allowance, and accommodation for the duration of the Course.

4. Administrative and logistical details will be communicated to the selected participants directly.

THE WTO DOES NOT ASSUME FINANCIAL OR ANY OTHER RESPONSIBILITY FOR:

1. Expenses incurred in connection with foreign travel formalities (visas, transit visas, taxes, travel to get visas, medical
examinations, vaccinations, etc.).

2. Salaries of the participants during their participation in the Course.

3. Travel or other expenses of any additional persons accompanying the participants.

4. Travel, accident or medical insurance, medical treatment or hospitalisation during travel or participation in the
Course.

5. Loss or damage to the personal effects of the participants during travel or attendance at the Course.

6. Any modification made by you regarding the hotel booking and the related logistical arrangements.

7. Any personal service or facility you may request during your stay in the hotel where you are accommodated by the
WTO, such as: business centre, room service, laundry, mini-bar or any kind of ground transport.

8. Any modification made BY THE AIRLINE OR BY YOU in connection with the itinerary or the air -tickets issued by the
WTO Travel Agency in Geneva. Any additional fees, charges and/or penalties for the air-ticket modifications WILL BE
COVERED BY YOU AND NOT BY THE WTO.

INCOMPLETE OR ILLEGIBLE APPLICATION FORMS OR FORMS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE


OR NOT PRESENTED THROUGH THE PERMANENT MISSION TO THE WTO/EMBASSY
WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

I, the undersigned Applicant, declare that I have carefully read this application form and that
I accept the aforementioned conditions.

OFFICIAL
Applicant's Name and Signature STAMP

THE APPLICATION FORM SHOULD BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE PERMANENT MISSION TO:

Logistics unit, WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation

logistics.unit@wto.org OR fax: +4122/739 57 24

AT THE LATEST BY 21 JULY 2017


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