For more information, contact Roswitha Franz, ITC, JITAP
Focal Point Adviser, at franz@intracen.
For Mr Ben Fadhl, insistence that beneficiary countries themselves make a financial and political commitment to the long-term success of JITAP is a key element of the programme's strategy.
But through JITAP we have been able to build up a good reserve of specialists, including myself.
At a JITAP Management Meeting in Geneva in December 2004, other countries in the first intake echoed Mr Khemakem's enthusiasm.
Peasah, Principal Commercial Officer at Ghana's Ministry of Trade and Industry said know-how acquired through JITAP had enabled his country to bring much of its legislation on tariffs and goods valuation, as well as laws on trade-related intellectual property, into line with WTO rules, JITAP-supported efforts to expand Ghana's export trade had certainly contributed to job creation in the country.
In Kenya, confidence is high that the system created under JITAP can be sustained when the country graduates at the end of this year.
Initially covering four African countries, and eventually up to ten more, this 'joint venture' with the Trade Facilitation Office of Canada supports the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Market Access Initiative, with proven trade promotion tools, and complements IF and JITAP efforts admirably well;
ITC will fulfil, and, hopefully, exceed its commitments under the second phase of JITAP and the IF.
From JITAP participants, summarized by Anant Vijay, Chief, ITC Office for Least Developed Countries and Africa
Among JITAP participants in Uganda, concerns about the Doha Development Agenda include:
The Inter-Institutional Committees set up under JITAP, in which the private sector is appropriately represented, are meeting regularly.
was assessed in the course of 2002 and a major recommendation of the evaluation was to extend the programme in future to a larger number of African countries.