DEVELOPMENT    COOPERATION     AID-FOR-TRADE INITIATIVE  EPA Awareness Building Workshop              March 11 th 2011    ...
PRSENTATION OUTLINE AID-FOR- TRADE INITIATIVE EU AID-FOR-TRADE STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION WITHIN THE EPA ELEMENT...
AID-FOR –TRADE INITIATIVE The Aid for Trade (AFT) initiative has been heralded as one of the “important development-relat...
AID-FOR –TRADE INITIATIVE   Aid for Trade is a holistic approach which draws various themes together into a single    fra...
AID-FOR –TRADE INITIATIVEThe Aid-for-Trade Agenda: Technical trade-related assistance: for example, helping countries to ...
EU AID FOR TRADE STRATEGY In October 2007, the European Union (EU) adopted the ‘EU Strategy on Aid for Trade’, aimed at e...
EU AID FOR TRADE STRATEGY The EU Strategy follows a demand-driven approach, aimed at ‘delivering an effective response to...
EPA –DEVELOPMENT COOPERATIONA. NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE DEVELOPMENT  COOPERATION PROVISIONS Development cooperation can ta...
EPA –DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION    Development cooperation shall focus on technical    assistance (Art8) :   To build human,...
EPA –DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION To promote diversification of the CARIFORUM  economies exports of goods and services through...
ELEMENTS OF AN AIDFOR TRADE STRATEGY  FOR DEVELOPING    COUNTRIES
ELEMENTS OF AN AFT STRATEGY Should be based upon National Development Strategies/Plans Mainstreaming of Trade Ownership...
THE ANTIGUA ANDBARBUDA EXPERIENCE
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND AFTAid-For –Trade Objectives and Priorities:Trade policy and Regulations Trade Policy Analysis, N...
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND AFT Presently AFT planning is based upon/guided by the annual national budget, and the work progr...
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND AFTMAIN RESULTS /FINDINGS OF THE THIRD GLOBAL REVIEW OF AID-FOR TRADE: Objectives and Priorities ...
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND AFTMAIN RESULTS /FINDINGS OF THE THIRD GLOBAL REVIEW OF AID-FOR TRADE Contd: There exists the spa...
THE WAY FORWARDANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND AFT
THE WAY FORWARD Development of a National Aid-For-Trade Strategy by December 2011. Development of Mechanism to collect, ...
CONCLUSIONS The AFT process necessitates that states have clearly identified and articulated priorities, along with ident...
THANK YOU
CONTACT INFORMATION  Ministry of Finance, the Economy and           Public Administration    (Trade, Industry and Commerce...
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This session will review the development cooperation provisions of the EPA Agreement and examine the role of the institutions charged with the responsibility of the provision of development assistance. This discussion should emphasize the need for strategic planning when requesting assistance or cooperation and the importance of technical assistance utilized for capacity building.

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Development Cooperation - AFT Initiative - Kariyma Baltimore - Trade Officer

  1. 1. DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION AID-FOR-TRADE INITIATIVE EPA Awareness Building Workshop March 11 th 2011 Kariyma BaltimoreMinistry of Trade, Industry and Commerce
  2. 2. PRSENTATION OUTLINE AID-FOR- TRADE INITIATIVE EU AID-FOR-TRADE STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION WITHIN THE EPA ELEMENTS OF AN AFT PACKAGE THE ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA SITUATION THE WAY FORWARD CONCLUSIONS
  3. 3. AID-FOR –TRADE INITIATIVE The Aid for Trade (AFT) initiative has been heralded as one of the “important development-related outcomes” of the sixth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference held in Hong Kong, China in December 2005 Aid for Trade is about assisting developing countries to increase exports of goods and services to integrate into the multilateral trading system, and to benefit from liberalized trade and increased market access.
  4. 4. AID-FOR –TRADE INITIATIVE Aid for Trade is a holistic approach which draws various themes together into a single framework. The aid for Trade initiative presents a new concept through which development objectives can be recognized by developing states. “Projects and should be considered as aid for trade if theseprogrammes activities have been identified as trade-related development priorities in the recipient country’s national development strategies.” […] At the same time, clear […] benchmarks are necessary for reliable global monitoring of aid for trade efforts and […] to assess additionality.”
  5. 5. AID-FOR –TRADE INITIATIVEThe Aid-for-Trade Agenda: Technical trade-related assistance: for example, helping countries to develop trade strategies, negotiate trade agreements, and implement their outcomes; Trade-related infrastructure: for example, building roads, ports, and telecommunications networks that connect domestic markets to the global economy; Productive capacity building (including trade development): for example, providing support to allow industries and sectors to build on their comparative advantages and diversify their exports; Trade-related adjustment assistance: helping developing countries with the costs associated with trade liberalisation such as tariff reductions, preference erosion, or declining terms of trade; Other trade-related needs: if identified as trade-related development priorities in partner countries’ national development strategies.
  6. 6. EU AID FOR TRADE STRATEGY In October 2007, the European Union (EU) adopted the ‘EU Strategy on Aid for Trade’, aimed at enhancing its support for developing countries’ capacity to benefit from international trade. The EU Strategy is a policy framework on aid for trade building on important principles such as “enhancing the pro-poor focus and quality of” and “increasing EU- wide and Member States’ donors capacity for” AfT.
  7. 7. EU AID FOR TRADE STRATEGY The EU Strategy follows a demand-driven approach, aimed at ‘delivering an effective response to countries own trade-related priorities’. In terms of quantitative commitments, 10th European Development Fund (2008-2013), will bring the EC’s AfT contribution already very close to the target (euro 1 bn, the other 50% of the overall EU commitment).
  8. 8. EPA –DEVELOPMENT COOPERATIONA. NATURE AND SCOPE OF THE DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION PROVISIONS Development cooperation can take financial and non- financial forms (Art. 7) Areas of cooperation and technical assistance are set out in the individual chapters of the EPA. Development cooperation shall be implemented within the framework of the rules and relevant procedures provided for by the Cotonou Agreement, in particular the programming procedures of the European Development Fund (EDF), and within the framework of the relevant instruments financed by the General Budget of the EU.
  9. 9. EPA –DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION Development cooperation shall focus on technical assistance (Art8) : To build human, legal and institutional capacity To facilitate compliance with the commitments set out in this Agreement;- To provide assistance for capacity and institution building for fiscal reform; To support measures aimed at promoting private sector and enterprise development
  10. 10. EPA –DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION To promote diversification of the CARIFORUM economies exports of goods and services through new investment and the development of new sectors; To enhance the technological and research capabilities of the CARIFORUM States to support the development of infrastructure in CARIFORUM States necessary for the conduct of trade. It was also agreed to channel EPA-related development resources from the EDF to the regional development fund.
  11. 11. ELEMENTS OF AN AIDFOR TRADE STRATEGY FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
  12. 12. ELEMENTS OF AN AFT STRATEGY Should be based upon National Development Strategies/Plans Mainstreaming of Trade Ownership Developed tools, instruments, mechanisms to support the effective delivery of AFT
  13. 13. THE ANTIGUA ANDBARBUDA EXPERIENCE
  14. 14. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND AFTAid-For –Trade Objectives and Priorities:Trade policy and Regulations Trade Policy Analysis, Negotiation and ImplementationEconomic Infrastructure Network infrastructure (power,water, telecom)Building Productive Capacity Competitiveness
  15. 15. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND AFT Presently AFT planning is based upon/guided by the annual national budget, and the work programme of relevant ministries and departments. There is no comprehensive AFT strategy. The entity responsible for the coordination of Aid-for- Trade Activities is the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Commerce.
  16. 16. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND AFTMAIN RESULTS /FINDINGS OF THE THIRD GLOBAL REVIEW OF AID-FOR TRADE: Objectives and Priorities have been impacted by the economic crisis. There is a need for mechanisms for monitoring, measuring and collecting data in relation to Aid-for – Trade flows. The dialogue between donors and state have been strengthen, there has been greater effort to align support around specific country needs and priorities.
  17. 17. ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND AFTMAIN RESULTS /FINDINGS OF THE THIRD GLOBAL REVIEW OF AID-FOR TRADE Contd: There exists the space for donors to harmonize and coordinate support in a number of areas. Overall the impact of AFT has not been as large as it could have been.
  18. 18. THE WAY FORWARDANTIGUA AND BARBUDA AND AFT
  19. 19. THE WAY FORWARD Development of a National Aid-For-Trade Strategy by December 2011. Development of Mechanism to collect, measure, and monitor aid-for-trade- flows.
  20. 20. CONCLUSIONS The AFT process necessitates that states have clearly identified and articulated priorities, along with identified mechanisms for delivery, which feed into a wider framework of development.
  21. 21. THANK YOU
  22. 22. CONTACT INFORMATION Ministry of Finance, the Economy and Public Administration (Trade, Industry and Commerce) 2nd Floor first Caribbean Bank Ltd. Old Parham Rd. P. O. Box 1550 St. John’s Tel #: 462-1542 Fax#: 462-1625E-mail: trade.antigua.barbuda@gmail.com

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