ITC to strengthen partnership with ACP for economic growth (en)

21 March 2014
ITC News
Collaboration to facilitate access to global trade for African businesses.

The International Trade Centre (ITC) is reaffirming its partnership with the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) in light of increasing demands from member countries to further engage the private sector in trade development.

ITC Executive Director Arancha González met the ACP Secretary-General Alhaji Muhammad Mumuni in Brussels, Belgium, on 20 March 2014, to discuss ways in which the organizations can work more closely together on poverty eradication and the integration of developing countries and least developed countries into the global economy - a new partnership agreement is in close view.

Ms. González noted that ACP countries constitute a large majority of ITC beneficiaries, representing 60% of ITC’s trade-related technical assistance budget expenditure. She said the aim is to strengthen the capacities of small and medium-sized enterprises which make up the economic backbone of ACP countries.