The Pacific Aid for Trade Strategy (AfT) places great emphasis on the need to support Pacific ACP States’ (PACPS) Trade Policy Frameworks (TPF) and their broader strategies on trade mainstreaming. The Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) in partnership with the Commonwealth Secretariat-Hubs and Spokes Program has supported PACPS to formulate National Trade Policy Frameworks (NTPFs). These documents evaluate internal and external constraints on a country’s integration into the world economy and recommend actions suitable to address those constraints. TPFs provide invaluable support to coordinate PACPS’ efforts to increase trade; guide donors in designing their AfT interventions and helps Pacific Island Countries governments to mainstream AfT into national development frameworks.
This project was part of the Trade Com II Programme, and International Economics, in consortium with Cardno Emerging Markets Belgium, supported the PIFS’ trade mainstreaming agenda of the PACPS through the effective use of the National Trade Policy Frameworks at the regional level. At the national level, the project aimed to support the Government of Niue to implement its National TPF.