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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WTO Symposium on Trade FacilitationNairobi, 13-15 November 2012
Giorgio CocchiEuropean CommissionDG Development and Cooperation
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
Country (National Indicative Programmes)
Regional (North, East, Southern, West and Central Africa)
Dialogue with/within International Organisations (WTO, UN, IFI…)
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
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
11th EDF, € 34 billion
Renewed financial instruments for Mediterranean States and South Africa
New Pan African Programme, € 1 billion
Regional and national programmes;
Investment Facility managed by the European Investment Bank
€ 4 billion in the first 3 years of operation
Streamline trade policy into development and cooperation strategies.
Project preparation capacity => COMESA, SADC facilities.
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!
On the EU :
On EU Developmentpolicy:
The Aid for Trade EU Report 2012: