Trade Related Assistance Programme Phase II Project Launch and National Workshop

Trade Related Assistance Programme Phase II Project Launch and National Workshop
July 26, 2017 admin

The Trade Division of the Papua New Guinea (PNG) Department of Trade Commerce and Industry announces the commencement of activities of the European Union (EU) funded Trade Related Assistance Programme to PNG, Phase 2 (TRA 2); and hold its National Launch Workshop on 23 & 24 February, 2015 at Gateway Hotel in Port Moresby to help develop the work programme for the first year of the three-year implementation period.

Building on the foundations of Trade Related Assistance Pr­ogramme Phase 1, which took place from 2009 to 2011, the second Phase of the programme has been designed to enable PNG to reap even more benefits from the trade agreement concluded between Papua New Guinea and the European Union, the “interim Economic Partnership Agreement” (iEPA). It is estimated that the iEPA significantly contributed to the creation of over 40,000 jobs in the fisheries sector alone. This is only as an intermediate step towards extending the benefits beyond fisheries, in particular to offer opportunities and help income and job generation in sustainable agriculture and forestry.

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