Support to the Familiarization and Orientation Visit

The Project at A Glance

An Institutional Strengthening and Human Resource Capacity Building Programme is crucial in order to ensure that the implementation of the EPA is effectively managed by the EPA Secretariat and key stakeholders.

International Economics, supported the iEPA Secretariat in the organisation of a familiarization and orientation visit in Mauritius, undertaken by the MoTI staff identified to be seconded to work at the EPA Secretariat and other EPA directly related Institutions.

What We Found

As part of the capacity building of iEPA Secretariat, the Secretariat, together with other EPA-related institutions conducted a series of familiarization and orientation visits in four countries, to take advantage of the experience that the countries have in implementing and benefiting from the EPA as well as currently negotiating a comprehensive EPA.

In this context, our Team supported the Secretariat in the organisation of the visit in Mauritius. The aim of this visit was to enable the participants to:

  • Gain understanding of the management of the EPA; and
  • Apply learning experience and lessons learnt on their return to Ghana at the EPA Secretariat.

Our Strategy and Impact

Familiarization visits were undertaken by the MoTI staff identified to be seconded to work at the EPA Secretariat and other EPA directly related Institutions. Our Team supported the visit of the Ghanaian delegation to Mauritius – although Mauritius is part of two separate EPAs (EU-SADC EPA and EU-ESA EPA, respectively) but has a strong governance structure and is an open economy, highly dependent on the EU market. The Team identified relevant institutions, suggested topics for discussions and coordinated all meetings.

Our Core Solutions

With the rapid proliferation of trade agreements worldwide, there are new market and investment opportunities for countries to explore. At International Economics Consulting, based on our extensive experience in international trade, we assist our clients by providing a detailed analysis of the key impacts of new trade agreements on their operations and competitiveness through an assessment of tariff, and non-tariff barriers, provisions on rules of origin, customs efficiency, the effectiveness of transport networks, and sustainability provisions, among others.

We can help assess the opportunities in different markets, determine the feasibility and viability of projects, and benchmark the wider ecosystem to support business growth. We also support clients in navigating the policy landscape regarding international trade by establishing robust monitoring and evaluation framework through sophisticated real-time dashboards and reporting systems to ensure the best outcomes.

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