TAF2+ consults with WTO members on planned support to the MSMEs work programme

2019-03-14T11:51:24+01:00

TAF2+ organised an informal roundtable in the morning of 8 March 2019 in Room S2 of the WTO in Geneva, together with Ambassador José Luis Cancela of Uruguay, to deepen a dialogue on proposed TAF2+ support to the work of the MSMEs informal working group in the run-up to the 12th WTO Ministerial Conference. The [...]

TAF2+ consults with WTO members on planned support to the MSMEs work programme 2019-03-14T11:51:24+01:00

TAF2+ workshop examines WTO agenda for integrating MSMEs into global trade

2019-03-14T11:49:20+01:00

TAF2+ sponsored a workshop on 7 March 2019 at the Hotel Beau Rivage in Geneva to enhance understanding of micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) issues and take a closer look at their relationship to the WTO. The workshop was designed to unpack the MSMEs agenda in the WTO; examine the challenges faced by [...]

TAF2+ workshop examines WTO agenda for integrating MSMEs into global trade 2019-03-14T11:49:20+01:00

Advisory Support to Somaliland in the ongoing Trade and Transit Negotiations with Ethiopia

2019-02-12T13:00:08+01:00

The TAF2+ advisory support to Somaliland’s ongoing trade and transit negotiations with Ethiopia aimed at enhancing the technical, analytical and negotiating competencies of key government agencies and negotiators to negotiate and conclude a transit and trade agreement with Ethiopia. The advisory support started in early 2018 following the investment in modernising the infrastructure and operation [...]

Advisory Support to Somaliland in the ongoing Trade and Transit Negotiations with Ethiopia 2019-02-12T13:00:08+01:00

Technical Assistance to Sudan on WTO Accession

2019-02-12T12:59:08+01:00

A TAF2+ pilot project providing initial assistance to the government of Sudan in its process of accession to the WTO is on its way to conclusion. This assistance came at a challenging juncture in Sudan’s accession process and aimed at providing both direct ad hoc support relating to the ongoing work in the context of [...]

Technical Assistance to Sudan on WTO Accession 2019-02-12T12:59:08+01:00

TAF2+ engages WTO members on the MSMEs work programme

2019-02-11T12:56:02+01:00

The UK Government’s TAF2+ Fund Management team together with Ambassador José Luis Cancela of Uruguay jointly organised an informal roundtable on advancing developing country and LDC participation in the micro, small and medium-size enterprise (MSME) agenda in the WTO last month. The roundtable brought together members of the MSME informal working group at the WTO [...]

TAF2+ engages WTO members on the MSMEs work programme 2019-02-11T12:56:02+01:00

TAF2+ Retreat Reviews Development Dimensions of E-commerce Agenda in WTO

2018-12-20T09:27:29+01:00

TAF2+ sponsored a retreat for developing countries from 14-15 December in Evian, France to review and discuss ongoing work on e-commerce in the WTO. The workshop brought together around 30 delegates and resource persons, as well as staff from the TAF 2+ Fund Management team, to examine the challenges and solutions on e-commerce for developing [...]

TAF2+ Retreat Reviews Development Dimensions of E-commerce Agenda in WTO 2018-12-20T09:27:29+01:00

Integrating Gender and Social Issues into Trade Negotiations & Agreements

2018-12-17T15:36:07+01:00

TAF2+ hosted a workshop on 6th December in Geneva, Switzerland on integrating gender and social issues into trade negotiations and agreements. The workshop brought together 27 negotiators, policymakers, NGO representatives, and participants from international organisations like ITC, UNCTAD and the World Bank, as well as staff from UK DFID and the TAF 2+ Fund Management [...]

Integrating Gender and Social Issues into Trade Negotiations & Agreements 2018-12-17T15:36:07+01:00

TAF2+ exploring ways how to empower Kenya’s National Trade Negotiations Council members

2018-11-01T17:41:31+01:00

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 [...]

TAF2+ exploring ways how to empower Kenya’s National Trade Negotiations Council members 2018-11-01T17:41:31+01:00

TAF2+ & IISD WIF Roundtable on Investment Facilitation

2018-10-24T19:43:27+01:00

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 [...]

TAF2+ & IISD WIF Roundtable on Investment Facilitation 2018-10-24T19:43:27+01:00

ETIP Support Launched Under TAF2+

2018-09-28T11:10:11+01:00

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 [...]

ETIP Support Launched Under TAF2+ 2018-09-28T11:10:11+01:00