Guidance

Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF)

The TAF aims to help rebalance international trade negotiations by providing legal advice and support to the poorest and most vulnerable countries.

Overview

The Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF) aims to help rebalance international trade negotiations by providing support to the poorest and most vulnerable countries to prepare for and engage in complicated international trade negotiations. A lack of access to legal expertise or resources means that these countries can be marginalised in negotiations around their own future, making it harder to reach global and regional trade deals.

TAF support

The TAF provides:

  • independent technical and legal advice to ensure that delegates can access high quality information as they prepare for key talks
  • high-quality training for negotiators to ensure they have the technical and legal skills they need to bring the same negotiating power to the table
  • logistical support to ensure countries can engage in key negotiations which will impact on their future

TAF support will be available over the next 4 years to governments from the Least Developed and Low Income Countries, as well as to some lower middle income countries where particular need is demonstrated.

Published 25 March 2013