Strengthening the trade negotiation capacity of the Solomon Islands
It will do this by increasing the effectiveness and analytical skills possessed by trade negotiators in the government, enhancing coordination between different government agencies that contribute to negotiations, increasing the government’s knowledge and understanding of the costs and benefits of implementing a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU, and establishing a trade negotiations framework with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET).
Some of the key components of the projects include conducting a cost benefit analysis of concluding an EPA with the EU, the creation of a Solomon Islands Trade Negotiations Framework, a Trade Negotiations Skills Workshop, and the building of a capacity for trade analysis within the government.
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