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The overall objective of the TRAQUE programme, as defined in Article 2.1 of Annex II of the Financing Agreement, is to facilitate trade and stimulate trade led pro-poor growth.

The Specific objectives are:

  • Improving trade related capacity and performance of MoTI and related agencies and
  • Supporting the national quality policy and the related National Quality Infrastructure.


The main results that the programme is expected to achieve are:

  • Strengthened capacity of MoTI in trade policy analysis and formulation, and for the implementation of trade policies and trade agreements (including the EPA);
  • Effective institutions for the implementation of the national quality policy and the creation of a performing quality infrastructure covering areas such as metrology, accreditation, standardisation, conformity, certification and regulation. The institutions will have clear mandates and the capabilities to control and promote compliance with WTO- Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary (SPS) requirements, conditioning access to international markets.