The Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF) offers flexible, responsive help to developing countries that need to defend their interests and to negotiate for change within the global trading system.
The UK has established TAF in order to provide legal advice and support to the world’s most vulnerable countries to prepare for and engage in key trade talks. Lack of access to legal expertise or resources has meant that the poorest countries have been marginalised in negotiations around their own future, making it harder to reach global and regional trade deals.
TAF support will be available to governments from Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Low Income Countries (LICs), Lower-Middle Income Countries (LMICs), and their representative membership organisations (e.g. Regional Economic Communities)
Due to high levels of demand the Trade Advocacy Fund has now reached its operational capacity and is at present unable to process new applications for support.