World Trade Organization: A role in global trade

    • DateSeptember 23, 2020
    • Time1:00 PM EDT
    • Duration30 minutes
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    About this Webinar

    The World Trade Organization (WTO) exists to govern rules of trade, and to settle disputes between countries. Its main priority is to ensure that global trade flows freely, smoothly and transparently while reducing barriers to trade.

    In this live session, our trade expert explains the role of the WTO and how global businesses may leverage insights from it to expand into new markets, while also growing sales in existing markets and optimizing sourcing and procurement costs via WTO trade programs. You will also learn when and how to use the WTO and avoid trade frictions.

    Subjects covered in this webinar:

    • A historical overview of the World Trade Organization
    • Principles of the WTO trading system
    • Main agreements
    • Regional Trade Agreements
    • Considerations and benefits of participating in trade programs
    • Dispute settlement mechanisms

    Who Should Attend?

    Producers of goods and services, exporters and importers, trade compliance managers, supply chain managers and personnel with global sourcing, export sales and marketing responsibilities.

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    Our experts

    Jayachand (JC) Pachakkil: Senior Consultant, Global Trade Consulting

    In his role as Senior Consultant for Global Trade Consulting Services, JC has been delivering consulting engagements globally for the past eleven years.

    JC has more than 25 years of experience in many Supply Chain roles including Supply Chain Operations, Customs and Free Zone Operations, Procurement, Imports and Exports, Inventory Management and Consulting.

    Consulting engagements that JC has delivered include Import & Export Assessments, Import & Export Audits, Implementation and Verification of Compliance Improvement Plans, Supplier Network Evaluation and Distribution Centre Design. Recently, JC was instrumental in implementing the Trade Compliance and Customs Management Operations for a large multinational in India, China and Taiwan.

    JC holds degrees in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Western Australia.

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