On January 9-11, 2017, CLDP will hold a legislative workshop for the legal and economic advisory staff of Bahrain’s Council of Representatives. The worskshop will focus on training the advisors to enhance their skills in legislative research and legal capacity building as it pertains to facilitation of government trade agreements, with a focus on the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA), Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA). The worskshop will also expose participants to the methods and impacts of acceding and ratifying such agreements. Participants will learn how to assess the economic impact of trade legislation domestically, common types of reservations States raise on certain trade provisions, and the penalties associated with breaching trade obligations (trade remedies). The workshop will expose the legal and economic advisors to pertinent issues in trade negotiation and country impact of ratifiction. The workshop is part of CLDP’s Legislative Drafting Program in Bahrain, in part to build capacity of the Council of Representatives Members.