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Study tour materials


The ninth annual Virtual Institute study tour for Russian university members, held April 11-15, brought 39 students and lecturers from six universities to Geneva for a training programme on trade-related topics.

The 14-session programme was delivered by experts from UNCTAD and Vi partner organizations, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the International Trade Centre (ITC). The group also met with Russian representatives of the Permanent Missions to the UN and WTO.

Monday, April 11
Tuesday, April 12
Wednesday, April 13
  • Overview of ITC, Trade Map and Market Access Map, Dzmitry Kniahin, Market Access Quantitative Consultant, ITC
  • Standards Map, Regina Taimasova, Standards Research Consultant, ITC
  • ITC's Programme on Non-Tariff Measures, Cristian Urgarte Romero, Market Analyst, ITC 
Thursday, April 14
Friday, April 15