3 Apr 2013

PI Forum working with EU on Aid for Trade needs project

5:29 am on 3 April 2013

The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat is working with the European Union's Pacific Integration Technical Assistance Programme to assist the Pacific ACP States to identify and prioritise what it calls their Aid for Trade needs.

The Forum identifies Aid for Trade as development assistance to help countries improve their ability to participate in global trade by addressing trade-related challenges that they face.

It says these may include modernising customs systems, meeting rules of origin requirements, addressing sanitary and phytosanitary issues, improving trade related infrastructure such as port facilities and resolving technical barriers to trade.