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A4T Global Review 2019 - EU-ACP Trade and Development Cooperation

Posted on: July 02, 2019

The next Global Review of Aid for Trade will take place from 3 to 5 July 2019 at the WTO under the theme “Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment for Inclusive, Sustainable Development through Aid for Trade”. The Event will take place at the WTO’s headquarters in ...   Read more

EDD19 - Unlocking digital opportunities: promoting e-commerce for inclusive trade growth

Posted on: June 14, 2019

The 2019 European Development Days (EDD) will focus on "Addressing inequalities: building a world which leaves no one behind". The Event will take place at Tour&Taxis in Brussels on the 18-19 June 2019.

In the spirit of cooperation, the EU-ACP ...   Read more

Vanuatu-Targeted Support for the 2017 Update of the Vanuatu Trade Policy Framework (TPFU2017)

Posted on: October 30, 2018

This support programme is motivated by the fact that as of today, a comprehensive update of the Trade Policy Framework TPF is seen by the Government of Vanuatu (GoV) and its development partners as an essential precondition to keep up the momentum ...   Read more

Guinea - Support for the improvement of institutional and technical capacities in the formulation, implementation and monitoring of Guinea's trade policies

Posted on: October 30, 2018

For its economic development, the Republic of Guinea is pursuing the implementation of reforms undertaken under the various structural adjustment programmes. Guinea is full of enormous potentials in the areas of agriculture, mining, fishing and ...   Read more

EDD18 - Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development

Posted on: July 05, 2018

The 12th edition of the European Development Days (EDD 2018) took place in Brussels at Tour & Taxi on 5-6 June 2018 under the theme of “Women and girls at the forefront of sustainable development: Protect, Empower, Invest”. The EU-ACP TradeCom II ...   Read more

END OF TCII-FUNDED PROGRAMMES UNDER THE PROGRAMME ESTIMATE 1

Posted on: July 05, 2018

The end of the Programme Estimate 1 (PE1) provides an opportunity to give an update on the status of the TradeCom II Programme. In terms of project cycle, all TradeCom II Programme-funded interventions under the PE1 ceased their activities in May, 2018
Since operations commenced in ...   Read more

EDD18 - Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development

Posted on: June 01, 2018

The 2018 European Development Days (EDD) will place women and girls at the forefront of sustainable development. The Event will take place in Brussels on the 05th and 6th of June 2018.

In the spirit of cooperation, the EU-ACP TradeCom II Programme and the EU-ACP Technical Centre for ...   Read more

Strengthening export competitiveness in Mauritius - FINAL WORKSHOP

Posted on: May 24, 2018

The two-days Final Workshop on Rules of Origin, Business and Export Development in the context of the Programme “Strengthening export competitiveness for inclusive growth in Mauritius, in the context of the i-EPA implementation” was held at Le Mériden Hotel in Pointe aux ...   Read more

Targeted Support to REPOA and Zanzibar Ministry of Trade - Trade Policy Workshop

Posted on: May 24, 2018

The final workshop under the support programme was held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, on 5th March 2018. The programme was launched in May 2017 with the overall objective of contributing towards sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in the United Republic of Tanzania ...   Read more

ENHANCE MSG TRADE FACILITATION SERVICES - THE REGIONAL VALIDATION WORKSHOP

Posted on: May 24, 2018

The Regional Validation Workshop held under the Technical Assistance Programme to provide “Capacity Building support to the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Secretariat and to enhance the efficiency of the Region’s Trade Facilitation Services” was convened on Thursday March 15, ...   Read more

TRADE.COM II SUPPORT TO THE ACP GROUP IN GENEVA - FOCUS ON THE PROGRAMME

Posted on: May 24, 2018

The programme “Targeted Support to the ACP Group in Geneva to Strengthen the Group’s participation in the multilateral trade negotiations under the World Trade Organisation (WTO)” began its activities in March 2017. The aim of the programme was to support the ACP Group in Geneva ...   Read more

OPTIMISING ACCESS TO THE MARKET AND LEGAL TOOLS RELATING TO CAMEROON'S TRADE POLICY

Posted on: May 24, 2018

The "Optimising access to the market and legal tools relating to Cameroon's trade policy" project has as major objective to operationalize Cameroon's national export strategy and take advantage of trade opportunities offered by the new EPA. It also has as objective to ...   Read more

TCII KNOWLEDGE SHARING EVENT ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT GOOD PRACTICES

Posted on: April 24, 2018

The Knowledge Sharing Event on Trade and Investment Good Practices was organised by the TradeCom II PMU from 20 to 21 february 2018, aimed at disseminating, as widely as possible, relevant “good practices” developed by TCII-supported programmes since the commencement of its ...   Read more

TCII Knowledge Sharing Seminar on Trade and Investment Good Practices

Posted on: February 09, 2018

The ACP House in Brussels, Belgium will host, on February 20-21, the first ACP-EU TradeCom II (TCII) Programme’s Knowledge Sharing Seminar on Trade and Investment Good Practices.

The seminar is conceived as an attempt to deepen understanding of good practices in the design, ...   Read more

European Investment Bank - The ACP Internship Programme

Posted on: November 14, 2017

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is happy to announce the launch of its new African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Internship Programme for young professionals.

The objective of this programme is to give talented young individuals from ACP countries on-the-job experience and training in ...   Read more

ECOWAS - FINAL WORKSHOP

Posted on: November 13, 2017

Le 10 Novembre 2017, dans les locaux de l'Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine (UEMOA) à Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,  s'est tenu l'atelier final du projet d'"élaboration d’outils pédagogiques de formation et de ...   Read more

PIFS and NIUE - REGIONAL WORKSHOP ON TRADE POLICY MAINSTREAMING

Posted on: November 03, 2017

The PIF programme began its activities in March 2017, up until the concluding phase of the project, including the Regional Workshop held in Nadi, Fiji, on 30-31 October 2017.

The programme was conducted along the two main project components: Regional Component whose primary beneficiary ...   Read more

Support to Enhance the Implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA

Posted on: October 27, 2017

In January 2017, the EPA Implementation Unit of the CARIFORUM Directorate with the support of the TradeCom II Programme of the ACP launched a programme to provide support for implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The programme has several components serving two ...   Read more

EAC Round Table Conference on Trade Facilitation

Posted on: October 25, 2017

The EAC secretariat organised a Round Table Conference on Trade Facilitation, bringing together partners who are working with EAC in the implementation of the WTO Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA). The aim of the round table was to provide an opportunity for stakeholders to look at ...   Read more

TANZANIA REPOA - ZANZIBAR MTIM

Posted on: September 14, 2017

The third month of the programme implementation phase focused on four major activities and associated deliverables:

Finalising a Guide on Managing Product Quality in the Zanzibar/Pemba Export Corridor.
Following extensive consultations with the Zanzibar ...   Read more

The third meeting of the Steering Committee

Posted on: July 27, 2017

The third meeting of the Steering Committee (SC) of the ACP-EU TradeCom II Programme was held at the ACP House on July 26, 2017. The Committee was chaired by Mr. Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary-General responsible for Sustainable Economic Development and Trade at the ACP ...   Read more

Aid for Trade Global Review 2017

Posted on: July 12, 2017

THE INCLUSIVENESS AND CONNECTIVITY DIMENSIONS OF EU-ACP TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION – Joint EU-ACP Event

The Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 took place at the WTO headquarters in Geneva on 11 — 13 July 2017.
The Global Review provided an opportunity for ...   Read more

New Phase for Hub and Spokes programme - Signing Ceremony

Posted on: July 12, 2017

A signing ceremony marking the launch of the next phase of the programme Hub and Spokes, a joint initiative of the Commonwealth Secretariat, European Union, ACP Group Secretariat and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, was held on Tuesday 11 July 2017 at the headquarters of the World ...   Read more

Aid for Trade Global Review 2017

Posted on: July 07, 2017

The Aid for Trade Global Review 2017 will take place at the WTO headquarters in Geneva on 11 — 13 July 2017. This year's Global Review is dedicated to the theme of “Promoting Trade, Inclusiveness and Connectivity for Sustainable Development”, and will provide an opportunity ...   Read more

EDD17 - Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development

Posted on: July 06, 2017

The 11th edition of the European Development Days (EDD 2017) took place in Brussels at Tour & Taxi on 7-8 June 2017 under the theme of “Investing in Development”. The EU-ACP TradeCom II Programme, EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA),  and the ...   Read more

EDD17 - Promoting Inclusive Trade in Africa

Posted on: July 06, 2017

The 11th edition of the European Development Days (EDD 2017) took place in Brussels at Tour & Taxi on 7-8 June 2017 under the theme of “Investing in Development”. The EU-ACP TradeCom II Programme, EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA),  and the ...   Read more

EDD17 - Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development

Posted on: June 01, 2017

European Development Days 2017

Boosting Investment for ACP Inclusive Trade and Development

Harnessing investment opportunities to empower ACPs as the world’s next ...   Read more

PIF+Niue - Implementation of Programme's activities

Posted on: April 03, 2017

The first Regional PACP programme launched by TradeCom II programme, “Targeted Support to PIFS to build capacity for Mainstreaming Trade Policy Frameworks (TPFs) and overall Trade Agenda in the Pacific Region, and to Niue for the Implementation of its TPF” is now in implementation ...   Read more

CARIFORUMA-EU EPA - Implementation of programme activities

Posted on: April 03, 2017

Following the Inception Phase, implementation of programme activities for the “support to enhance the implementation of the CARIFORUM- EU EPA, Cariforum directorate in Georgetown - Guyana has moved at full speed during the month of March, particularly in the following areas:

EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY (EAC) - Kick-off meeting

Posted on: March 29, 2017

The kick-off meeting for launching of the programme “Targeted Support to the EAC for the Implementation of the Tripartite FTA Agreement-Trade Policy and Export Development to the EU Market” was held on 27 March 2017 at the EAC Secretariat in Arusha, Tanzania.

The meeting ...   Read more

CLARIFICATIONS - PHASE 2 of the Call for Proposals

Posted on: March 27, 2017

CLARIFICATIONS - PHASE 2 of the Call for Proposals “TradeCom II – ACP Trade Capacity Building Programme”, Publication Ref: EuropeAid/138266/IH/ACT/Multi, is available on the following link:

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ACP GENEVA - Launch of the TradeCom II Support Programme

Posted on: March 24, 2017

Following the signature of a service contract by the PMU of the TradeCom II Programme with SAANA Consulting, the implementation of the Programme “Targeted Support to the ACP Group in Geneva to Strengthen the Group’s participation in the multilateral trade negotiations under the World ...   Read more

TradeCom II Programme - Contract Award News

Posted on: March 23, 2017

Targeted Support to the EAC for the Implementation of the Tripartite FTA Agreement-Trade Policy and Export Development to the EU Market

TradeCom II signed the contract with the consortium of International Economics Consulting Ltd. and Cardno for the provision of ...   Read more

TARGETED SUPPORT TO ENHANCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARIFORUM-EU EPA

Posted on: March 06, 2017

The Inception Meeting to launch project implementation was held at the CARICOM Secretariat in GUYANA. Key experts, Andrea Ewart and Tim Little participated in this meeting, which was also attended by the Director General of the CARIFORUM Directorate, Mr. Percival Marie. Mr. Marie’s ...   Read more

PROMOTE 2017

Posted on: February 28, 2017

PROMOTE 2017, the 6th International Exhibition for Enterprises, SMEs and Partnership of Yaoundé, was held at the Yaoundé Conference Centre (Palais des Congrès), from 11th to 19th February 2017.

The Delegation of the European Union to Cameroon was ...   Read more

TARGETED SUPPORT TO ENHANCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARIFORUM-EU EPA -Inception meeting-

Posted on: February 14, 2017

On 9th January 2017, The CARIFORUM Directorate in GUYANA held the Inception Meeting to launch the implementation of the Project on “TARGETED SUPPORT TO ENHANCE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CARIFORUM-EU EPA”. This project is funded under the Tradecom II Programme.

The meeting ...   Read more

THE SECOND STEERING COMMITTEE

Posted on: February 13, 2017

The second Steering Committee (SC) of the ACP-EU TradeCom II Programme was held at the ACP House on February 8, 2017. The Committee was chaired by Mr. Viwanou Gnassounou, Assistant Secretary-General responsible for Sustainable Economic Development and Trade at the ACP Secretariat and assisted by ...   Read more

PROMOTE 2017 - the 6th International Exhibition for Enterprises, SMEs and Partnership

Posted on: February 02, 2017

PROMOTE 2017, the 6th International Exhibition for Enterprises, SMEs and Partnership of Yaoundé, will be held at the Yaoundé Conference Centre (Palais des Congrès), from 11th to 19th February 2017.

As a major political actor on the international ...   Read more

THE 19TH ACP MINISTERIAL TRADE COMMITTEE AND 14TH ACP-EU JOINT MINISTERIAL TRADE COMMITTEE

Posted on: December 12, 2016

The 14th Meeting of the ACP-EU Joint Ministerial Trade Committee (ACP-EU JMTC) took place at Charlemagne Building in Brussels, on Friday 9 December 2016. The mandate of the ACP-EU JMTC is to address any trade related issue of concern or interest to the ACP States including the ...   Read more

CLARIFICATIONS - PHASE 1 of the Call for Proposals

Posted on: October 26, 2016

CLARIFICATIONS - PHASE 1 of the Call for Proposals “TradeCom II – ACP Trade Capacity Building Programme”, Publication Ref: EuropeAid/138266/IH/ACT/Multi, is available on the following link:
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TradeCom II Support to the ECOWAS

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Support for the implementation of the West Africa-EU EPA and the implementation of a Dispute Settlement Regional Framework” is a project designed by TradeCom II Programme in collaboration with the ECOWAS commission. It is designed to support the ...   Read more

TradeCom II Support to the PIFs

Posted on: October 19, 2016

Targeted Support to PIFS to build capacity for Mainstreaming Trade Policy Frameworks (TPFs) and overall Trade Agenda in the Pacific Region, and to Niue for the Implementation of its TPF is a project designed by TradeCom II Programme ...   Read more

TradeCom II Support to the EAC

Posted on: October 17, 2016

“Targeted Support to the EAC for the Implementation of the Tripartite FTA Agreement-Trade Policy and Export Development to the EU Market” is a project designed by TradeCom II Programme in collaboration with the East Africa Community.

It is designed to ...   Read more

TradeCom II Support to the CARIFORUM

Posted on: October 13, 2016

TradeCom II is a Programme financed by the UE at the request of ACP Group. It is designed to facilitate the integration of ACP Countries in the global economy and value chains by improving, inter alia, their capacity:

  • to formulate and implement suitable trade ...   Read more

CORRIGENDUM N. 1 to the Guidelines for Applicants “TradeCom II-ACP Trade Capacity Building Programme”

Posted on: October 05, 2016

CORRIGENDUM N. 1 to the Guidelines for Applicants “TradeCom II – ACP Trade Capacity Building Programme”, Publication Ref: EuropeAid/138266/IH/ACT/Multi, is available on the following link
 
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Technical Assistance for a more inclusive trade in the ACP Countries

Posted on: September 28, 2016

The TradeCom II Programme, the ACP Secretariat and the European Commission are pleased to invite you to the Session N° 90 of the WTO Public Forum. 

Technical Assistance for ACP countries is intimately linked to inclusive trade. The majority of ACP countries are Least ...   Read more

THE CALL FOR PROPOSALS IS NOW OPEN

Posted on: September 21, 2016

The Call for Proposals of TradeCom II is now open. Its objective is to build the capacities of ACP trade support institutions in the delivery of trade research and training actions at national and regional level, thus providing capacity to address key trade issues.

An information ...   Read more

UNCTAD 14 SIDE EVENT - Harnessing the blue economy for sustainable economic growth and development

Posted on: July 25, 2016

The fourteenth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD 14) took place in Nairobi (Kenya) from 17 to 22 July 2016. It brought together Heads of State and Government, ministers and leaders from the private sector, civil society and academia to tackle global ...   Read more

TradeCom II - Mission to Dakar

Posted on: July 15, 2016

The Hub & Spokes (H&S) Programme organised its ‘’3rd global network meeting’’ in Dakar, Senegal on 27-28 June 2016.

The aim of the meeting was to provide an opportunity for Programme stakeholders and partners, including TradeComII (TCII) representatives, ...   Read more

Great success for TradeCom II co-events at EDD16

Posted on: June 22, 2016

The tenth edition of the European Development Days (EDD 2016) took place in Tour & Taxi on 15-16 June 2016. The EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), TradeCom II Programme and the EU-ACP Technical ...   Read more

EDD2016 - TradeCom II co-events

Posted on: June 13, 2016

The EU-ACP Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), the EU-ACP Technical Barriers to Trade Programme (TBT) and the EU-ACP TradeCom II Programme will jointly organise two unmissable debates at the EDD2016 on pressing development issues in African, Caribbean and Pacific ...   Read more

“Implications of the TTIP for trade and investment of ACP Countries”

Posted on: June 07, 2016

The Ramphal Institute and London School of Economics in association with the ACP Secretariat, GIZ, War on Want and CUTS International organized a symposium on the possible ramifications of TTIP for ACP countries’ trade and investment interests. According to the organizers, the purpose of ...   Read more

European Development Days 15-16 June 2016, Brussels

Posted on: May 09, 2016

The 2016 European Development Days (EDD) are fast approaching, with a focus this year  on implementation of the 2030 Agenda on sustainable development, and multi-stakeholder contributions that can make this EDD an especially engaging and participatory forum.  

In the spirit of ...   Read more

The Africa Regional Planning Workshop in Lusaka (Zambia).

Posted on: April 28, 2016

The Africa Regional Planning Workshop organised by the Hub and Spokes II Programme was held on 12-13 April 2016, in Lusaka (Zambia). TradeCom II, represented by the Programme Manager, Ms. Lynn Hicintuka, participated in the workshop.

The workshop was attended by 24 participants from ...   Read more

TradeCom II - Mission to Fiji

Posted on: April 07, 2016

The Hub and Spokes II Programme hosted the Pacific Regional Planning Workshop in Nadi, Fiji from Thursday 17 March to Friday 18 March 2016. TradeCom II, represented by its Senior Programme Manager, Mr. Tintis, was invited to participate in the meeting to introduce the new TradeCom II Programme ...   Read more

TradeCom II - Mission to Jamaica

Posted on: March 11, 2016

The Hub and Spokes II Programme hosted the Caribbean Regional Planning Workshop in Kingston, Jamaica, from the 29th of February to the 1st of March 2016. TradeCom II, represented by its Regional Trade Expert, Ms. Mohun, was invited to participate in the meeting to introduce the new TradeCom II ...   Read more

TradeCom II Programme concluded its first Mission to Geneva

Posted on: February 24, 2016

A TradeCom II Programme mission, led by Mr. Ndyeshobola (Team Leader) and Ms. Mohun (Regional Trade Expert), visited Geneva on Monday 22th of February 2016 to hold five meetings with the ACP Group, the Permanent Mission of the European Union to the WTO, the Deputy Director General of WTO and ...   Read more

Tradecom II Portal is officially launched

Posted on: February 16, 2016

This portal is the window on the TradeCom II Programme the implementation of which started on the 14th December 2015 with the setting-up of the Programme Management Unit in Brussels.

The Programme is configured to realize economies of scale and scope, hence it is designed to ...   Read more

Programme funded by European Union at the request of ACP Group - Implemented by AESA CONSORTIUM