New Capacity-Building Project to provide support for CARIFORUM-EU EPA
Mr. Angel Diez Rubio and his team from Equinoccio Compañía de Comercio Exterior, S.L.
(Mr. Diez is pictured second from the left)
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Key partners involved in a new Capacity-building Project to support effective implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) met in Georgetown, Guyana on 19 January 2015, to chart the way forward.
The Project, valued at €3,099,915, is financed from the 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme (CRIP). In part, the project will provide support to CARIFORUM States to implement commitments undertaken with respect to the CARIFORUM-EU EPA, and will help build capacity in all states. The areas identified for capacity building at the basic, intermediate and tertiary levels are Competition, Public Procurement and Customs and Trade Facilitation. The project’s overall objective is to support the beneficial integration of the CARIFORUM States into the world economy.
10th EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND (EDF) CARIBBEAN REGIONAL INDICATIVE PROGRAMME (CRIP) SUPPORT TO CARIFORUM STATES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMITMENTS UNDERTAKEN UNDER THE CARIFORUM-EUROPEAN UNION (EU) ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (EPA)
The 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme (CRIP), valued at €165 million, provides support to the Region to aid in the implementation of the CARIFORUM-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Under the CRIP, a €46,500,000 contribution amount has been provided to support interventions in over a half dozen technical areas under the EPA. An additional €28,300,000 has been made available for purposes of the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP), which, in part, will contribute to support for EPA implementation.