One of the great benefits of having Prof Wilma Viviers as a WTO chair is that it gives the staff of the School, students and other TRADE participants access to top-flight training opportunities. Last week she hosted a Stata course with presenters from the WTO. This forms part of the curriculum development work done by the WTO chair. The focus was on a range of econometric techniques that can be used to analyse trade facilitation and implemented using Stata software. A special word of thanks to Cosimo and Simon for the excellent presentations.