Eligibility criteria

The submitted requests should meet the following criteria:   

  • Improving the understanding of good regulatory frameworks and the use of international standards appropriately in technical regulations
  • Better compliance of ACP countries to their WTO commitments in TBT and stronger national and regional capacities to implement such commitments 
  • Building capacity within the appropriate technical institutions to enable them to participate in the work of TBT and standards- related multilateral and regional bodies such as WTO,ISO, ILAC, AU, etc. 
  • Prioritisation of capacity building needs to which bilateral and multilateral donors could respond 
  • Strengthened institutional capacity to implement trade policies and trade agreements in the field of TBT 
  • Facilitate a better compliance with TBT on external markets 
  • Promote intra and inter regional development, harmonisation, equivalence and mutual recognition of TR, Standards and Conformity Assessment Procedures (CAP)  
  • Enhance the regulatory, technical, scientific and management skills of staff working in QI institutions 
  • Make use of and help to transfer trade-related knowledge and skills to ACP expertise 
  • Associate in trade policy formulation, to the extent possible partners from various but related sectors (Government, academics, experts, private sector and other stakeholders)    

 *(The above criteria might be subject to revision)

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