Technical Assistance on Foreign Trade, Export Promotion and Trade Agreements Trade et Domestic Market Enhancement Programme
The overall objective of the TDMEP programme is to support the Egyptian Ministry of Trade and Industry in its key reform efforts and in building capacity of its staff to deal with the modern challenges of international trade, in order to sustain economic development and Egypt’s further integration into the global and regional economy.
More specifically, the purpose of this contract is to assist the Ministry in the implementation of trade related reforms that will increase Egypt’s benefit from international trade policy and agreements for trade liberalisation, especially towards the EU market.Assistance to the Ministry includes support to its departments and entities, such as the Minister’s Office, the Trade Agreement Sector (TAS), the General Organization for Export and Import Control (GOEIC), with inclusion of private sector representatives, such as and not limited to the Chambers of Commerce and the business associations, where relevant and under the supervision of the Ministry.
The specific results to be achieved are as follows:
Result 1: Improved rules and procedures relating to foreign trade and implementing agencies (import/export law, IPR law, trade remedies, procedures, etc.);
Result 2: Improved the Ministry’s capacity to negotiate trade agreements and analyse legal, environmental and trade implications of international agreements;
Result 3: Stronger reinforcement of Intellectual Property Rights;
Result 4: Supported the development and implementation of the Minister’s reform and proposed strategic plans as per the agenda of the Government in relation to foreign trade.