The parliamentarian workshop is an annual 3-day workshop organized by RSIS with funding support from the Temasek Foundation and the World Trade Organization (WTO).
The parliamentarian workshop equips attendees with a deeper understanding of the WTO, current and future negotiating issues in international trade, and a sustained focus on the particular concerns of developing states in the process. Each of these components is important, as parliamentarians have an important role to play in facilitating trade.
Legislators must consider and ratify international agreements as well as ensure domestic implementation of all agreements reached at the international level. They also serve as a bridge between domestic audiences like business or consumer interests and international trade groups like the WTO. Since the workshop includes individuals from around the region, it also provides participants with new opportunities for networking.
The parliamentarian workshop will be held in Singapore for the 2015 and 2016 editions.
Last updated on 04/05/2015