WTO Accession Support (Memorandum, Questions, Assistance to negotiations)
The overall objective is to support and facilitate the accession of Yemen to the World Trade Organisation, thereby contributing to improved efficiency in the Yemeni economy and long term economic growth. The project focuses specifically on supporting the preparation and co-ordination of the accession process. This means that the project directly supports the WTO Co-ordination and Communications Unit in the Ministry of Supply and Trade.
This unit is the catalyst through which the accession will progress and therefore, requires strengthening and support to ensure good progress in the accession process. As the first step of the accession process, Yemen has to present to the WTO a memorandum on its foreign trade regime. The project is to assist Yemen in preparation, presentation and answering questions on the memorandum and establishing an econometric model for impact analysis.