Executive Courses

Executive Courses Introduction.

Trapca provides its clients with a number of training programs that seek to meet their short, medium and long-term capacity and training needs of governments and relevant stakeholders in the area of trade as follows:

Executive courses: These courses are made up of pre-selected areas of subject-specific that the centre offers as open programmes. The courses can be tailored to the specific needs and circumstances of clients. These courses run to a maximum of 2 weeks. These course zeroes in on subject specific issues. Through these courses, the participants interrogate these issues in detail with a view to fostering a conceptual understanding of their significance and relevance at policy formulation and implementation levels. The course is deeply seated within the African experiences and circumstances at national, regional, continental and global levels.

Tailor made courses: These courses are exclusively offered at the request of a client in any trade or trade related areas as well as the areas highlighted under executive courses. Trapca has delivered a number of these courses over the years ranging from trade policy tools for analysis of trade data, trade in services, rule of origin, dispute settlement, trade and climate change, trade and food security and many other topics. The duration of tailor made courses is aligned to the needs of the client.

During the year 2019, Trapca has the following two sets of Executive Courses on offer (and these can also be specifically tailored to needs of a client):

Set One: General 2019 Executive/Tailored Courses On Offer

  • Trade Defense Instruments – Conceptualization and Application
  • SPS and TBT Non-Tariff Measures and the Right to Regulate
  • African Regional Integration & the Reconciliation of Rules of Origin Regimes
  • Assessing the relationship of the AfCFTA with Existing and Prospective African Regional Trade Agreements
  • Tools For Trade Policy Analysis
  • Understanding Trade In Services – Disciplines & Domestic Regulation
  • The Interface Between Trade Facilitation & Logistics: Public and Private Sector Perspectives
  • Applied Negotiation Skills – Engaging in Bilateral, Regional and Multilateral Trade Negotiations
  • The Interface of International Standards and The Trade Facilitation Agreement
  • Understanding the Applied Interface of Sectoral International Standards and Trade Facilitation Agreement Measures
  • Critical Aspects of Trade Policy, Law and Negotiations for Practitioners and Executives
  • Dissecting Key Aspects of Competition Policy and Law and their Relevance to Regional and Continental Economic Integration
  • Understanding Practical Aspects of Trade in Services Disciplines and Domestic Regulation
  • The role of parliamentarians in trade negotiations, international rulemaking and implementation of international trade commitments
  • Understanding the implications and impact of e-commerce on domestic trade and Africa’s regional and multilateral economic integration

For details on dates, venue and fees download the attached brochure.

Set Two: Executive Courses Focusing on Regional Integration on offer during the year 2019

During the year 2019 Trapca has the following eleven Executive Courses on Strategic Aspects of AfCFTA Negotiations and its Implementation aspects to facilitate making the Continental Market work for all members.

  • Cross-sectoral Dimensions of the AfCFTA and African Trade Regimes: Negotiations and Implementation Issues.
  • Rules of Origin (RoO) in African Regional and Continental Economic Integration Context.
  • Negotiation and Utilization of Trade Defense Instruments in African Regional Economic Integration.
  • Negotiation and Implementation Dimensions of NTMs/ NTBs – AfCFTA and African Regional Economic Integration Initiatives.
  • Critical Aspects of Trade in Services Negotiations and Implementation of Resulting Outcomes.
  • Critical Dimensions Trade and Trade Policy Analysis – Tools for Economic Analysis.
  • Practical Aspects and Fundamentals of Trade Negotiations and Negotiation Skills.
  • Understanding implications and impact of e-commerce on domestic trade and Africa’s continental, regional and multilateral economic integration.
  • Critical Dimensions of Competition Law and Policy: Controlling Private Power in the Context of Regional and Continental Economic Integration.
  • The Essence of Intellectual Competition Law, Policy and Regulation in a Regional and Continental Context: Negotiations, Policy, and Private Sector Aspects.
  • Designing, Negotiating, Implementing and Enforcing Investment lead Trade Regime in an Africa Context: Critical Aspects of RTA Based and Cross-Border Investment Regime. 

For details on dates, venue and fees download the attached brochure.

Fees and other costs

The fee for the programme will be payable in US dollars and will cover tuition, presentation material, and other documentation. It also includes lunch and refreshments during each working day. Discounts are available for every 2 or more delegates registered from the same institution.

How to apply

Prospective participants should apply either through the trapca’s website www.trapca.org, or send an email to trapcaexe@trapca.org

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