Trade promotion capacity building - LUXEMBOURG
The Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) is a multi-donor program directly linked to the World Trade Organization (WTO), which assists the least developed countries (LDCs) to play a more active role in the multilateral trading system. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg contributed to the first phase of the Enhanced Integrated Framework, which covered the period from 2009 to 2015. After a positive evaluation in 2014, the Steering Committee of the program endorsed in May 2015 the launch of a second phase from 2016 to 2022. The new contribution agreement between Luxembourg and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) for this second phase was formally signed on 8 June 2016.
Luxembourg has supported the Integrated Framework since its creation in 2009. In 2015, at the tenth Ministerial Conference of the WTO in Nairobi, Luxembourg renewed its intention, in accordance with its earlier commitments, to contribute to the second phase of the EIF over the period 2016-2019.
Luxembourg supports a three-year UNCTAD project for Strengthening Competition and Consumer Protection Enforcement Capacities in Ethiopia and for more than 10 years Luxembourg also contributed to UNCTAD’s work on eRegulations (Business Facilitation Program).