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Sectors: Co-op & Development, Economy - Finances, Trade

Beneficiaries: Agencies Chambers, International Organisation, Research centres, Schools, Universities

Regions: Africa-Carribean-Pacific, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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Responsible: European commission

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The global objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to closer regional integration and increased participation in the global economy of ACP countries and regions through longer-term and locally anchored institutional capacity building.

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
– Enhance the capacity of ACP countries to formulate and implement suitable trade policies;
– Assist ACP countries to implement EPAs, regional and international trade agreements to their benefit;
– Strengthen ACP Private sector competitiveness by supporting trade facilitation and trade promotion.

Priorities
– Support activities and actions of the ACP trade-related capacity-building organisations for implementation of the EPAs and WTO agreements;
– Support trade-related training and research activities in ACP countries;
– Support trade-related programmes of ACP business associations (chambers of commerce, Farmers’ associations, confederation of industries, producers’ associations, professional associations, etc.) in the area of trade;
– Support the networking activities of trade-related think-tanks and similar organisations.

Among financed actions
– Development of training and research programmes, including research dissemination;
– Facilitation of exchange of experiences and dissemination of good practise cases;
– Twinning trainings.