G8 Gleneagles Africa Statement

Sectors : Regional trade, International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade
Organisation : G8
Date made: 
2005
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Commitments in: Trade - Regional trade

“ 22. We agree:

… (c) To support African efforts to increase South-South trade and regional integration, to improve specialisation and create more jobs and prosperity;”

Scope: 
Africa

Commitments in: Trade - International trade: market access, subsidies and aid for trade

“ 22. We agree:

(a) To increase our help to developing countries to build the physical, human and institutional capacity to trade, including trade facilitation measures. We are committed to granting additional support for trade capacity building to assist LDCs, particularly in Africa, to take advantage of the new opportunities to trade which will result from a positive conclusion of the DDA. We call on the IFIs to submit proposals to the annual meetings for additional assistance to countries to develop their capacity to trade and ease adjustment in their economies;

(b) To provide resources and training to help African producers meet current and new health and safety standards for food exports and other products. We will encourage our national standard setting and regulatory bodies to work with African exporters and national authorities, and we will support African nations in playing their full part in the relevant international standard setting bodies, in order to facilitate African export to our markets…

… (d) To improve the utilisation of our preference schemes by ensuring that rules (particularly rules of origin) are transparent and simple to follow and do not inadvertently preclude eligible developing countries from taking advantage of those schemes. We support the efforts underway by the World Bank and others to address concerns regarding trade preference erosion. We further agree to report back on progress to future presidencies.”

Scope: 
Africa