Assistant Minister for Trade and Chief Negotiator for FTAs Lee Sang-jin (fifth from right in the front row) of the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy posed for a photo with officials from the World Trade Organization (WTO) and other trade experts at the Seoul National University (SNU) School of Law in Seoul on August 19.
The Asian WTO Moot Court and Trade Forum was organized to help boost interaction between domestic and international trade experts and foster trade practitioners. This is the first WTO moot court competition for the Asian region that is officially supported by the WTO.
Assistant Minister for Trade Lee attended the event, delivered a speech, and presented awards to the winner, the SNU’s Pacta Sunt Servanda, and the runner-up team, Most Favored Negotiators of Thailand’s Thammasat University.
The event was attended by SNU President Sung Nak-in (seventh from left in the front row), WTO Appellate Body Members Ujal Singh Bhatia and Hong Zhao, and renowned trade experts in Asia. Sixteen student teams from nine countries participated in the moot court competition in Seoul. They were selected from 35 teams from 11 countries including Korea, China, Hong Kong, and Thailand after their written submissions were reviewed.