Training of Trainers in Viet Nam

22-26 July 2019, Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam

The International Trade Centre in collaboration with Vietrade organized a multi-day Training of Trainers (ToT) in Ho Chi Minh City from 22nd to the 26th July.  Out of the 19 participants, 15 have fulfilled the criteria to be an ITC certified trainer on market access conditions and non-tariff measures.

 This weeklong session closed the series of “Market Access and Non-tariff measures - basic concepts and information tools” trainings held last February and May in Viet Nam.

The Training of Trainers’ ultimate objective is to build a pool of trainers to replicate the workshops throughout the country.  To obtain the ITC certificate, the participants had to attend the previous workshops focused on customs tariffs and non-tariff measures (NTMs), as well as related key concepts such as sanitary and phytosanitary measures (SPS), technical barriers to trade (TBT), trade agreements and rules of origin and trade remedies. Moreover, they had to present a clear plan of direct application of the training to local businesses.

 The participants unanimously agreed that they intend to integrate the TOT’s content in their activities to support small and medium-sized companies in the country. Among the participants, 83% would recommend the workshop to other potential trainers and 78% “strongly agree” that the workshops were useful to improve their skills.