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CEFTA: Support to regional integration
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Jean-Sebastien
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Roure
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roure@intracen.org
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Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

<p>The Central European Free Trade Agreement (CEFTA) is a regional free trade agreement, currently comprising Republic of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Moldova, Montenegro, Republic of North Macedonia, and Republic of Serbia. Over the last years, CEFTA has been able to remove most intra-regional tariff barriers for goods. With the adoption of CEFTA Additional Protocol 5 (AP5) on trade facilitation and the conclusion of negotiations of CEFTA Additional Protocol 6 (AP6) on trade in services, the region has at its disposal instruments for a further deepening of regional economic integration and alignment with the EU acquis. However, the operationalisation and implementation of reforms agreed at the regional level remains a challenge. This Action will therefore support CEFTA Parties with the cooperation of the CEFTA Secretariat in implementing its regional agenda on the facilitation of trade in goods and services.&nbsp;</p><p>ITC will primarily contribute to:</p><ol><li>Enhance the ability of those invovled in the operationalization of AP 6 (i.e. build the capacity of the recently appointed CEFTA Contact Points for Services; foster Intra-governmental cooperation among relevant agencies; and facilitate linkages between policy makers and private sector); and,</li><li>Provide advisory support to all CEFTA parties with a view to improving compliance of domestic regulations and procedures with AP6.</li></ol>

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B973
Trade and market intelligence for the Eastern Partnership Countries
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Paul
Last name
Kelly
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kelly@intracen.org
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Strengthening intra-regional trade relations 

 

The Eastern Partnership Trade Helpdesk is designed to increase economic ties between the European Union and the EaP countries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and the Ukraine. 

We do this by: 

  • Providing trade information on the region and the EU via an online portal;   
  • Identifying regulatory and procedural trade obstacles through company surveys;   
  • Facilitating the reporting, monitoring and resolution of obstacles via an online enquiry system;   
  • Building capacity to collect and process trade in services data on specific sectors;   
  • Training on the use of selected market analysis tools to identify new export opportunities 

 

Launched in 2019, the EaP Trade Helpdesk project is supported by the European Union as part of its EU4Business initiative.  

 

 

The EaP Trade Helpdesk strengthens economic and trade relations within and between Eastern Partnership countries and the European Union.
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Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

<p>The Eastern Area Partnership (EaP) Helpdesk will provide economic operators, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), trade and investment support institutions (TISIs) and policy makers in EaP countries with an interactive online platform that offers access to trade information (e.g. tariffs, non-tariff measures, taxes, trade statistics, trade procedures and company data) necessary to do business in the region and with the European Union (EU). An online feedback mechanism will allow companies to report on difficulties they face in international trade. Surveys of trade barriers in each country will enable an increased understanding of the regulatory and procedural obstacles that companies face and help policy makers to identify options to reduce trade costs. Training on the analysis of the information available via the Helpdesk will allow SMEs and TISIs to identify export opportunities and the capacity of institutions to collect and process services data for selected sectors will be strengthened.</p>

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External ID
B802
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Eastern Partnership: Ready to Trade - an EU4Business initiative
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Armen
Last name
Zargaryan
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zargaryan@intracen.org
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Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

<p>The project aims to help small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) from Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries integrate into global value chains and access new markets with a focus on the European Union (EU). The intervention will assist SMEs in producing value-added goods in accordance with international and EU market requirements; while linking them with buyers from global value chains and markets, in particular within the EU. As part of this process, the assistance will improve sector specific services to SMEs along the selected value chains by strengthening the capacity of local business support organisations (BSOs). The two main project focus sectors are agro-processing, and textile and clothing. &nbsp;</p>

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Project
Date
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External ID
B252
Support to Facilitation of Trade between CEFTA Parties
Contact
First name
Jean-Sebastien
Last name
Roure
Email
roure@intracen.org

Sustainable Development Goals

This project contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals, as defined by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
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Project
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External ID
B444
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Landlocked developing countries
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ITC delivers customised solution for landlocked developing countries (LLDCs) that confront particular trade development challenges and works to effectively integrate them into the global trading system. Although they lack territorial access to the sea, these countries can overcome trade barriers by joining regional and global value chains, improving diversification, enacting sound trading policies and improving their logistics, infrastructure and institutions.

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G57
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651287619
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
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ITC is working towards simplified customs procedures, reduced inspection rates, and stronger, more efficient value chains within and beyond the regions of Eastern Europe and Central Asia. For example, ITC is implementing an EU-funded project in Central Asia promoting intra-regional and international trade through an improved business environment and empowering businesses and strengthening cross-border e-commerce.

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