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    The WAEMU Trade Competitiveness and Regional Integration Support Project (PACCIR / UEMOA) is a two-phase project. The first phase of PACCIR, funded by the EU and with a total duration of 18months (2017-2019), has the overarching objective of promoting trade and facilitating intra-regional and interregional trade for an accelerated and sustainable integration of West African countries into the global economy . Key activities include:

    • Strengthening the WAEMU mechanism of commercial surveillance notably through the development with the WAEMU Commission of the WAEMU Trade Surveillance Report 2016 and 2017;
    • Addressing Trade Facilitation issues related notably to regional integration, Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) and Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) through the creation of a Regional Trade Facilitation Committee (RTFC).
    • Improving alternative methods of settling disputes in the WAEMU area;
    • Developing a Trade Obstacle Alert system that will allow companies to post online, information about the challenges they face and deal directly with relevant agencies to increase transparency;
    • Facilitating the electronic exchanges of the WAEMU certificate of origin through its digitalization;
    • Developing a competitive economic intelligence portal and an e-commerce platform;
    • Strengthening the capacities of national Trade Support Institutions (TSIs);
    • Launching a regional network for the TSI from the WAEMU area;
    • Developing a study on the operationalization of the Regional Food Crops Exchange and on the implementation of a barcode system in the region;
    • Organizing a regional packaging fair in Ouagadougou

    Click here to download the PACCIR UEMOA project brochure

    For more information, contact Thomas Bechmann bechmann@intracen.org

    Or visit project page http://www.intracen.org/PACCIR-UEMOA/A-propos-du-PACCIR-UEMOA/

    Fiji: Crops, Livestock and Livestock Products

    In Fiji, two projects have been funded by the European Union, Accompanying Measures for Sugar Protocol Countries (AMSP) Programme to support developing the supply and marketing of Fijian crop and livestock products to win new business: Improvement of Key Services to Agriculture (2012-2016) and Improvement of Key Services to Livestock and Livestock Products (2013-2016).Enterprises and farmers assisted by the projects should see higher year-round incomes as a result of more efficient market-led farming techniques, better organisation of supply, access to support services, market information and finance. Through the projects ITC helped establish and reinforce the Fiji Crop and Livestock Council (FCLC) Secretariat. FCLC represents farmers and agri-food processing enterprises, advocates farmers’ issues to policy-makers, provides farmers with market information, syndicates advisory services and coordinates technical assistance projects in agriculture.

    Click here to download the Fiji Project Brochure

    For more information, contact Ian Sayers sayers@intracen.org

    EU-Africa Partnership on Cotton

    The International Trade Centre (ITC) has been implementing the Support Programme for the Consolidation of the Action Framework under the EU-Africa Partnership on Cotton, which aims at contributing to sustainable improvements of the competitiveness, value addition and viability of African cotton value chains.

    ITC’s approach focusses on two main outcome areas:

    • To sustain and expand established collaboration and capacity building initiatives with Asian spinning mills and transform these into long-term partnerships;
    • To reverse the negative perception of African cotton in target markets and to identify buyers who are willing to pay better prices for non-contaminated cotton.

    In 2013, 2014 and 2015, a number of visits and workshops were organized within the framework of the project.

    Click here to download the AFRICAN COTTON PROMOTION report

    For more information, contact Matthias Knappe knappe@intracen.org

    Caribbean Region: Development of value added products and intra-regional trade to enhance livelihoods from coconuts

    Despite the growing global demand for fresh coconut products in global food & beverage and health & beauty markets, many Caribbean countries continue to face constraints which limit their ability to compete and benefit from this growing market demand. Moreover, many farming communities across the region face a variety of production problem such as pests and disease, aging coconut trees and limited market access which impacts negatively upon their ability to derive a sustainable income from coconuts. To address these issues, the Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have partnered together for a European Union funded project to improve income and employment opportunities, food security, and overall competitiveness of the Caribbean coconut sector. The Coconut Industry Development for the Caribbean is a project financed under the 10th European Development Fund and will be implemented in the CARIFORUM countries of Belize, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.

    Click here to download the project description

    For more information, contact Matias Urrutigoity urrutigoity@intracen.org

    Market Analysis Tools

    ITC’s suite of online market analysis tools: Trade Map, Market Access Map, Standards Map, Investment Map and Trade Competitiveness Map are entirely free for users in developing countries thanks to continuous support from the European Union and donors to ITC Trust Fund. ITC Tools help users stay on top of competitive conditions in global trade by providing the latest trade statistics, relevant market access requirement data (e.g. tariffs, official market regulations and other non-tariff measures, and private voluntary standards such as organic certification or FAIRTRADE) and company contact information.

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