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Trade Policy Development - Germany

Trade Policy Development - Germany

Information dated: 2017
Contact

trade [at] giz.de

Support to the EAC integration process

GIZ is assisting the East African Community (EAC) Secretariat, on behalf of BMZ, in improving the planning, coordination, and monitoring of the implementation of the EAC Common Market Protocol. The programme focuses on the full implementation of the Customs Union, tax harmonization, trade in services and support to industrial development, in particular, pharmaceutical sector promotion.

Contact

trade [at] giz.de

Cooperation for the Enhancement of SADC Regional Economic Integration

On behalf of BMZ, GIZ supports the Directorate of Trade and Industry and the Member States on issues relating to regional economic integration. Process-related advisory services, training courses and efforts to promote a continuous dialogue between the public and private sectors on how to structure the region’s integration process are helping contribute to the dismantling of barriers to trade and investment. Also, local and regional capacities are being created for the negotiation and implementation of trade agreements.

WTO Doha Development Agenda Global Trust Fund (DDAGTF)

Germany contributes about 1 million EUR per year to the DDAGTF as its share of financing the implementation of the WTO Annual TA Plan, which is aimed at enhancing the ability of developing countries to participate effectively in and fully benefit from the WTO negotiations. This has been successful over the years; developing countries’ participation has risen significantly.