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Our mission

The aim of the TradeCom II Programme is to “contribute to sustainable economic development and poverty reduction in ACP countries through closer regional integration and increased participation in the global economy”.

Consistent with its three specific objectives, the Programme has a three-fold added value for the ACP countries to effectively integrate into the global economy through, inter alia:

  • Formulating and implementing suitable trade policies;
  • Participating effectively in international trade negotiations and implementing resulting agreements to their benefit; and
  • Strengthening ACP private sector competitiveness by supporting trade facilitation and trade promotion.

The Programme’s implementation strategy aims to facilitate the integration of ACP countries in the global economy and value chains by improving their capacity to formulate and implement suitable trade policies, and to strengthen their competitiveness. The aim is also to help ACP private sector to diversify their export base, and markets through greater integration into the regional and global value chains.. The overall strategy entail building and strengthening ACP trade capacity at national and regional levels through a combination of technical assistance and capacity building actions.

Programme funded by European Union at the request of the Organisation of African Caribbean and Pacific States - Implemented by AESA CONSORTIUM