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
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: