The Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF), funded by the UK Department for International Development, aims to help rebalance international trade negotiations by providing support to developing countries to prepare for and engage in key trade talks. The main goal of TAF is to help the least developed and low income countries and their member institutions to participate more effectively in international trade negotiations.
Through TAF, Crown Agents and Saana Consulting, in association with IOD PARC, are helping to ensure that the views of the poorest developing countries are represented during international trade negotiations and subsequent trade agreements.
To achieve this, TAF will support LDCs, LICs, LMICs and Regional Economic Communities or other representative organisations with LDCs, LICs, and/or LMICs members by providing the following assistance:
- Independent technical and legal advice to ensure that delegates can access high quality information as they prepare for key talks.
- High quality training for negotiators to ensure they have the technical and legal skills they need to level the playing field.
- Logistical support to ensure countries can engage in key negotiations, which will impact on their future.
An initial phase of £4m of TAF support will be available from March 2012 to August 2013, with a potential second phase of £8m from September 2013 to August 2015.
For eligibility and information please contact email@example.com or visit www.tradeadvocacyfund.com