TAF2+ launches an Advisory Mission to support Ghana’s engagement in the second phase of AfCFTA negotiations

2019-06-25T14:19:18+00:00

A senior technical adviser from the Overseas Development Institute conducted an initial mission to Accra last week on behalf of the TAF2+ to meet with colleagues at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MOTI). The mission was part of a four-month assignment to assist MOTI with developing a national African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) [...]

TAF2+ launches an Advisory Mission to support Ghana’s engagement in the second phase of AfCFTA negotiations 2019-06-25T14:19:18+00:00

UK TAF2+ Launches 2-Year Targeted Grant on Gender, Social Inclusion and Trade

2019-06-21T17:19:24+00:00

TAF2+ is pleased to announce the launch of a 2-Year pilot programme on Gender, Social Inclusion and Trade. The grant aims to develop concrete tools for trade policymakers to integrate gender and social inclusion issues in their work on trade. A key aspect of the project focuses on South-South and peer learning in order to [...]

UK TAF2+ Launches 2-Year Targeted Grant on Gender, Social Inclusion and Trade 2019-06-21T17:19:24+00:00

TAF2+ support to LDCs to participate effectively in WTO negotiations gets underway

2019-06-03T21:18:47+00:00

A large-scale TAF2+ grant has been initiated to the LDC Group at the WTO, comprising a programme of technical assistance, capacity building, and logistical support to strengthen the Group’s engagement in priority WTO negotiations. Following on from the short-term TAF2+ assistance to the LDC Group provided in relation to the 11th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC11) [...]

TAF2+ support to LDCs to participate effectively in WTO negotiations gets underway 2019-06-03T21:18:47+00:00

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

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

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+00:00

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

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

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+00:00

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

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

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+00:00

Technical Assistance to Sudan on WTO Accession

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

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+00:00

TAF2+ engages WTO members on the MSMEs work programme

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

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+00:00

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

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

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+00:00

Integrating Gender and Social Issues into Trade Negotiations & Agreements

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

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+00:00