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Supporting Trade Facilitation. WTO Symposium on Trade Facilitation Nairobi, 13-15 November 2012 Giorgio Cocchi European Commission DG Development and Cooperation. EU Development Cooperation. 1958 All countries and regions 27 Member States, one EU Consensus on Development

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supporting trade facilitation
SupportingTrade Facilitation

WTO Symposium on Trade FacilitationNairobi, 13-15 November 2012

Giorgio CocchiEuropean CommissionDG Development and Cooperation

eu development cooperation
EU Development Cooperation

1958

All countries and regions

27 Member States, one EU Consensus on Development

Wide policy coverage, trade a key component, 2-3 sectors per country

EU ODA to Africa = € 25.3 billion in 2011

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Cooperation at all levels :

Country (National Indicative Programmes)

Regional (North, East, Southern, West and Central Africa)

Continental

Intra-ACP

Dialogue with/within International Organisations (WTO, UN, IFI…)

africa eu
Africa - EU

Development, cooperation and trade agreements with almost all countries

A Joint Strategy and Action Plan 2011-2013

Trade Facilitation Forum AUC-EU 11-13 December in Brussels

main financial resources
Main financial resources.

10th European Development Fund 2008 - 2013 (€ 22.7 Bn)

Development Cooperation Instrument 2007 – 2013 (~€ 4 Bn for Northern and South Africa)

National, Regional and Intra-ACP allocations

2014 2020 proposals in discussion
2014 – 2020 proposals in discussion:

11th EDF, € 34 billion

Renewed financial instruments for Mediterranean States and South Africa

New Pan African Programme, € 1 billion

infrastructure
Infrastructure:

Regional and national programmes;

Investment Facility managed by the European Investment Bank

€ 4 billion in the first 3 years of operation

http://www.eib.org/projects/regions/acp/index.htm

current tf projects
Current TF projects :
  • ~ 130 Programs including 26 in Africa
  • Circulated in WTO Negotiating Group on Trade Facilitation of 1 June 2012, TN/TF/W/149/Rev.4
  • In addition : Infrastructure Facility (private/public funds managed by the European Investment Bank
main challenges
Main challenges:

Streamline trade policy into development and cooperation strategies.

Project preparation capacity => COMESA, SADC facilities.

what to do now
What to do now :

Programming 2014 – 2020 has just started and will be completed in 2013 =>

=> Countries need to include trade, regional integration or private sector development in their cooperation programmes.

Regions have economic integration/trade in their agendas.

New Africa – EU Action Plan to be prepared in 2013

Allocate resources to project preparation!

where to find additional information
Where to find additional information:

On the EU :

http://europa.eu

On EU Developmentpolicy:

http://europa.eu/pol/dev/index_en.htm

The Aid for Trade EU Report 2012:

http://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/what/development-policies/financing_for_development/documents/swp-199-annexa4-aid-for-trade-report.pdf