Trade Cooperation Program, Component IV

Projet terminé

Tajikistan has been a member of WTO since March 2013. It is important that Tajikistan benefits from the new trade relations established with other WTO Members. Through component IV of the Trade Cooperation Program (TCP) SECO supports the development of Tajikistan's textiles and clothing industry.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Commerce durable
01.06.2013 - 31.12.2017
CHF 2'180'001
Contexte Switzerland has supported Tajikistan’s WTO accession process and the implementation of WTO rules since 2001. This proces is led by the TCP which composes four components: the first component is related to policy advice on WTO negotiations accession, while component two focuses on the implementation of WTO provisions and awareness raising for the private sector. Component three is related to assistance in the field of intellectual property rights and component four on the strenghtening of export competitiveness of SMEs in the textile and clothing sector.
Objectifs Component IV of SECO's Trade and Cooperation Program in Tajikistan aims at increasing the export competitiveness of the textile and clothing sector (T&C) by providing sector specific support to SME's and relevant trade support institutions (TSI), as well as supporting respective stakeholders in taking a strategic approach in the sector's development. Component IV seeks to implement the recommendations provided in the external evaluation of the previous Phase, conducted in 2012, by scaling up activities in order to expand project impact and guarantee sustainability by addressing the needs of a broader group of enterprises, and putting greater focus on TSI development.
Effets à moyen terme The strategic and institutional framework of the T&C sector is improved.SMEs in the T&C sector are more export competitive and have access to new markets.Tourism and handicrafts sector stakeholders have improved knowledge and understanding of sector needs and development priorities.

Principaux résultats attendus:   The export strategy for the T&C sector will be revised and a formal structure for its implementation monitoring established. TSIs will have reinforced their expertise and expanded their services in product development, supply management, sector specific marketing and quality management. International and regional networks and strategic partnerships will be established with leading world institutions, consulting companies and experts specialized in T&C. The capacities of a broader of group of enterprises, including T&C related handicrafts enterprises, will be enhanced in the areas of product development, productivity, sector specific marketing and quality management. Exporters will then be connected to target markets in order to ensure that the improvements are linked to practical trade-based results.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:   Switzerland has supported Tajikistan’s WTO accession process and the implementation of WTO rules since 2001 through two programmes:a) A first programme focused on WTO policy advice and capacity building transfer implemented first by UNITAR from 2001 to 2004 and then, since 2005, by IDEAS Centre. This programme was extended for the last time in 2010 and ended in June 2011.b) A second programme related to trade promotion policies in the agro industrial and textile sectors has been implemented since 2002 by the International Trade Centre (ITC). Within this programme one major focus has been the assistance in establishing a National Notification Authority (NNA) and the National Enquiry Points (NEPs) related to Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) and Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS).Several external and internal evaluation/assessments of these programmes were undertaken and key recommendations showed that assistance on legislative aspects of the accession process is still requested.

Direction/office fédéral responsable SECO
Crédit Coopération avec l'Europe de l'Est
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
  • Centre du Commerce International

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF   2'180'001 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF   0 Budget y compris partenaires de projet CHF   6'420'000
Phases du projet Phase 4 01.01.2012 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 3 01.03.2013 - 30.06.2016   (Completed)

Phase 2 01.06.2013 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)