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The Comoros starts WTO Accession negotiations

December 8th, 2016 by

On 2 December 2016 the working party on the accession of the Comoros to the WTO held its first meeting. The Comoros and the working group have committed to timely negotiations, setting the “ambitious but achievable target” for completion by the 11th Ministerial Conference (MC11), scheduled for December 2017. Ambassador Chávez Basagoitia of Peru is chairing the working party, with the delegation of the Comoros being led by Vice-President Mr Djaffar Ahmed Said Hassani.

The Comoros has commenced the complex WTO accession process with enthusiasm. The Vice-President noted that this remains a core priority of the Government as they see “trade is an irreplaceable tool to put the country on the path of economic growth”. The Comoros has been engaged in the accession process since it first applied in February 2007. Since then, the working group was established and the Comoros has been preparing extensive documentation on its negotiating position.

The preparations for the negotiations have been greatly aided by a TAF grant. From August 2014 to September 2016, TAF supported the Government of the Comoros in preparing the materials necessary for this process. In July 2015 the Government of Comoros filed its goods and services offer, a major milestone in the accession process. The TAF intervention substantially contributed to this outcome as the experts helped to prepare the first draft and provided technical notes on various aspects related to the offer. During the meetings on 2 December the members of the working party noted the quality and extent of the documents provided by the Comoros to form the basis for the discussions.

In addition, the TAF grant ensured the delivery of tailor-made training to relevant stakeholders in the Comoros, increasing their familiarity with and capacity to draft such documents. TAF support also increased the capacity of the staff of the Ministry of Trade and the members of the Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC) to conduct negotiations, skills that will be paramount in upcoming talks.

For further details, see the press release at https://www.wto.org/english/news_e/news16_e/acc_06dec16_e.htm

 

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TAF Projects (December 2013)
Country or Region Grant Title

Implementation Status

Afghanistan Advisory Mission to Afghanistan

Completed

COMESA Advisory Mission to the East and Southern Africa (ESA) Group

Completed

EAC Advisory Mission to the EAC

Completed

Ethiopia Advisory Mission to Ethiopia

Completed

Global Feasibility Study for Advisory Centre on Regional Trade Agreements (ACORTA)

Completed

Global TAF Advisory Event 1

Completed

Lao PDR Advisory Mission to Lao PDR

Completed

Lesotho Advisory Mission to Lesotho

Completed

Malawi Advisory Mission to Malawi

Completed

Multi-Region Advisory Mission to  the AUC

Completed

Nepal Advisory Mission to Nepal

Completed

PIFS Support to Pacific ACP States in EPA negotiations

Completed

Samoa Logistical Support

Completed

Sierra Leone Advisory Mission to Sierra Leone

Completed

Solomon Islands Advisory Mission to the Solomon Islands

Completed

Sri Lanka Advisory Mission to Sri Lanka

Completed

Uganda Advisory Mission to Uganda

Completed

Vanuatu Advisory Mission to Vanuatu

Completed

ACP Call-down Support to the ACP Group in Geneva

Ongoing

Afghanistan Trade Negotiation Training and Capacity Building Support to Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Ongoing

EAC TradeSift Training for EAC Tripartite FTA Negotiations

Ongoing

ECOWAS Trade Capacity Building Programme

Ongoing

ECOWAS WTO Law Advisory Services and Capacity Building

Ongoing

Global Channel 2: Training on WTO Law and Dispute Settlement – ACWL

Ongoing

Global Channel 2: Training on WTO Law and Dispute Settlement – Trapca

Ongoing

Global TAF Advisory Publications/Toolkits

Ongoing

LDC Group Support to LDC Services Waiver

Ongoing

Nigeria Support to Nigeria Ministry of Trade and Investment

Ongoing

PIFS Support to the Pacific ACP States in EPA negotiations

Ongoing

OCTA Support for PACER Plus Negotiations

Ongoing

Solomon Islands Strengthening Trade Negotiation Capacity of Solomon Islands

Ongoing

The Gambia Support to the Ministry of Trade

Ongoing

TMSA Support to Tripartite FTA negotiations

Ongoing

Vanuatu Trade Negotiations Support

Ongoing

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