Trade Advocacy Fund
- Department for International Development
- Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Burma, Democratic Republic of the 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
- Private sector/business and Trade
- Eligible organisations:
- Local government
- Value of funding:
- £100,001 to £500,000
The Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF) supports developing countries engage more effectively in trade negotiations to help them reach agreements that better reflect their needs.
The Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF) TAF 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.
Amount of funding available
Up to £500,000
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)
How to apply
Background information on the fund
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 marginalised in negotiations around their own future, making it harder to reach global and regional trade deals.
Countries: Afghanistan Bangladesh Burma Democratic Republic of the 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 Zimbabwe
Eligible organisations: Local government
Value of funding: £100,001 to £500,000