In 2017, following the launch of a new National Trade Policy for Kenya, the Ministry of Trade and Industry launched a multi-agency National Trade Negotiations Council to identify trade policy gaps and give guidance on key trade issues. The NTNC’s principal mandate is to provide a forum for stakeholders to discuss and identify positions for [...]
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A dozen senior investment negotiators from nine developing countries engaged in an in-depth discussion on the challenges their governments are facing in negotiating and renegotiating investment treaties the morning of October 23, 2018, in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s (IISD) involvement with the World Investment Forum. They also explored developing [...]
DFID has been exploring options to provide support for countries and regions transitioning European Partnership Agreements (EPAs) in order to make best use of the agreements. One way in which they are doing this is by developing Expanding Trade and Investment Plans (ETIPs) for a number of priority regions. This includes East and Southern Africa [...]
Haiti has been a member of the Caribbean Community since 1999. As such, the country must comply with the Chaguaramas Treaty, including the provisions regarding the CARICOM single market and economy (CSME). However, given the structure of tariffs in Haiti, the country has been exempted from implementing the CSME to give time to adjust its [...]
The Pacific Group at the WTO comprises of 6 countries, 3 of which have permanent delegations in Geneva. Supported by the Pacific Islands Forum representation in Geneva (PIF-GVA), the Pacific Group is active in the area of fisheries negotiations – one of the most important issues for Pacific Islands in the multilateral context. In 2017, [...]
TAF2+ provided logistics support for six trade statisticians of the recently established Nigerian Office for Trade Negotiations to participate in a ten-day goods-schedule training by the WTO Trade Statisticians in the Market Intelligence Section of the WTO Economic Research and Statistics Division in Geneva. The training took place in March 2018. All six delegates, out [...]
Join our TAF2+ Webinar for current and future suppliers to find out more about how this trade and investment facility works, including: The details of the TAF2+ supplier procurement process Our supplier reporting requirements including gender and social inclusion, value for money, and sustainability Project management, including technical and financial reporting The pipeline of upcoming [...]
DFID has signed a five-year agreement to provide support to the Advisory Centre of WTO Law (AWCL). Established in 2001, ACWL provides developing countries and least developed countries (LDCs) with the legal capacity necessary to enable them to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by the WTO. The investment in knowledge required for countries [...]
Delegates from the WTO's Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group gathered for a two day retreat in Montreux, Switzerland on November 24th. The retreat was supported by TAF 2 + and organised with the LDC Group Coordinator, Cambodia. It aimed at preparing the Group's position at the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference to be held in Buenos [...]
With 11 weeks left until Minsters gather for the WTO’s 11th Ministerial Conference (MC 11), delegations in Geneva are entering the final stretches of preparation for the global trade body’s highest decision-making body. The last ministerial conference was held in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2015. MC 11 comes at a time of uncertainty for the [...]