In April 2018, CUTIS project initiated a series of events devoted to international trade in services negotiations for Ukrainian government officials.
On April 12 and 13, representatives of Ukrainian ministries, chambers of commerce and other organizations involved in international negotiations took part in the basic trade in services training session.
Canadian experts told Ukrainian reformers about the basics of trade in services and the peculiarities of the trade negotiations within the World Trade Organization.
Particular attention was also paid to the Ukrainian and Canadian commitments in the WTO. This is especially important, as within a few years it will be possible to review the Canada-Ukraine Free Trade Agreement, which currently covers only trade in goods.
The participants also reviewed the Canadian strategy of conducting international trade in services negotiations and familiarized themselves with Ukrainian cases of economic diplomacy.
On April 16 and 17, with the support of UNCTAD experts representatives of Ukrainian state institutions participated in the simulation of the trade in services negotiation process on the international arena. The participants of the training were able to personally plunge into the negotiation process and felt how strategic one needed to act on international markets.