The Aid for Trade Global Review 2019 takes place from 3 to 5 July at the WTO under the theme “Supporting Economic Diversification and Empowerment for Inclusive, Sustainable Development through Aid for Trade”.
By addressing the supply-side capacity and trade-related infrastructure constraints of developing, and in particular least developed countries, Aid for Trade can help advance the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Aid for Trade aims to make trade more inclusive and ensure that its benefits are spread further and wider. The focus in 2019 will be how trade can further contribute to economic diversification and empowerment.
The European Union and the ACP have, over decades, promoted a unique trade and development cooperation model that inspires global North-South cooperation. Trade cooperation through EPAs remain central to this cooperation model. It should provide the ACP countries the impetus for sustained export diversification, competitiveness and expansion, effective penetration into regional and global value chains, effective support for negotiation and support for implementation of multilateral and regional trade agreements.
This side event jointly organised by TradeCom II Programme, ColeACP, CTA and European Commission discuss EU-ACP Trade and Development Cooperation; revolutionising economic diversification and empowerment through inclusive and sustainable Aid for Trade.