Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU)

Capacity building for accession to the WTO

The agrarian structures in CIS countries are undergoing profound changes, triggered in part by increasing trade integration within the region and with external trade partners. To enhance their participation in global trade, for the past decade many CIS countries have been negotiating entry into the World Trade Organization (WTO), and six of the countries are now members; Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Ukraine. This project aims to facilitate understanding and adoption of WTO principles in these countries, fostering a dialogue on  the implications of trade and trade-related policy reforms resulting from WTO accession for agricultural development in the region.