Trade Capacity Building
How It Began:
When Doha Development Agenda launched
in November 2001, World Trade Organization (WTO)
members agreed to emphasize development. They
did this so developing
countries could share in the benefit of expanded
global trade. To take advantage of
the trade opportunities, developing
countries needed technical assistance and trade
capacity building. Then, they could attract investments
and private sector capital.
Trade Capacity Building Programs
FAS has trade capacity building programs
throughout the world. The programs let developing countries
harness the power of trade and boost economic
growth, which helps to reduce poverty.
FAS provides training and
technical assistance in
food safety to SPS standards to
international standards-setting bodies. This
helps developing countries with guidelines,
international obligations, and
put institutional systems in place.
- FAS helps
developing countries meet their World Trade
Organization (WTO) obligations and
strengthen their policy - especially on sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) measures.
FAS helps with infrastructure development, including information systems, agricultural standards, cold chain practices, and
capacity to purchase U.S.
FAS provides training to improve grades and
standards for fruits, vegetables, and bulk
commodities, and technical assistance in cold
chain processes to preserve the safety and
quality of perishable products.
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