The Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF) supports developing countries engage more effectively in trade negotiations to help them reach agreements that better reflect their needs.
It provides developing countries with access to high quality analysis and advice, training and development for trade negotiators and limited logistical support so that officials can participate in trade negotiations, disputes and key policy meetings.
The UK has established TAF in order to provide legal advice and support to the world’s most vulnerable countries to prepare for and engage in key trade talks. Lack of access to legal expertise or resources has meant that the poorest countries have been marginalized in negotiations around their own future, making it harder to reach global and regional trade deals.
- Private sector/business
Focus Countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nepal, Nigeria, The Occupied Palestinian Territories, Pakistan, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, South Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Support is available to governments from:
- Least Developed Countries (LDCs)
- Low Income Countries (LICs)
- Lower-Middle Income Countries(LMICs) and their representative membership organisations (e.g. Regional Economic Communities)
For more information, please visit https://www.gov.uk/international-development-funding/trade-advocacy-fund.