Non-ODA: UK Trade Partnerships Programme
The United Kingdom Trade Partnerships (UKTP) Programme aims to increase trade from African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACP) to the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) by maximizing the benefits of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). the UKTP Programme works in partnership with government agencies, private sector organisations, public sector institutions, small and medium-sized enterprises and other local stakeholders. It is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and implemented by the International Trade Centre (ITC).
The UKTP Programme offers a unique platform to scale-up an agile response to the economic crisis that accompanies the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis by leveraging market intelligence, working with targeted sectors and institutions and facilitating export linkages. It has two broad components: (1) Trade and Market Intelligence; and (2) Sector Support.
This project provides support to in countries that have signed the UK-CARIFORUM and the Eastern and Southern Africa EPAs that are ineligible for Overseas Development Assistance in the Caribbean region (Bahamas, Barbados, Saint Kitts and Nevis, and Trinidad and Tobago) and the Indian Ocean Region (Seychelles). The project will implement activities in the areas of EPA awareness, improved business environment, institutional capacity development and SME strengthening and market linkages.