DTIS
2007
DTIS update
2015
WTO accession
Ongoing

Alongside domestic stakeholders and development partners, the EIF has supported Comoros in prioritizing and addressing their trade-related needs. The EIF has aimed at enhancing the capacities of trade and investment support services in order to create a conducive environment for private sector development. Providing targeted support in three sectors has been essential for strengthening the institutional and technical capacities of producers and exporters to play a more active role in the commercialization of their products. The EIF has also been instrumental in providing support for Comoros’ planned accession to the WTO.

MOU
04/06/14
Budget
600'000
End date
31/10/16

The project aims to develop and reinforce existing institutional capacities for the formulation and implementation of trade strategies and their incorporation into national development plans.

Results:

  • In partnership with the ITC, a training workshop was held with the private sector on how to advocate for private sector interests during the WTO accession process.
  • Provided training to the Association of women fish sellers covering drying and smoking techniques.
  • Supported the drafting of sectoral technical notes as part of the WTO accession process.
MOU
30/09/14
Budget
3'527'131
End date
31/10/17

The purpose of this project is to improve the competitiveness of three export sectors (vanilla, ylang-ylang and clove) through strengthening institutional and technical capacities of producers and exporters to play a more active role in the commercialization of their products on international markets.

Results:

  • 44 participants attended training on the creation and management of agriculture cooperatives.
  • 17 participants attended training on how to register cooperatives and companies in accordance with the relevant legislation.
  • 100 producers and processors participants in a sensitization workshop on Grande Comore Island which covered the necessity of vanilla producers and processors to work together to maximize profit.
  • 5 pilot cooperatives for the vanilla, ylang-ylang and clove value chains were established and held their respective general assemblies in 2015.
  • An analytical report on the three values was completed and an upgrade plan was developed which covers production practices, product diversification, quality, packaging, etc.

Djouaid Mohamed Soilihi
Directeur Général Direction Générale de l’Economie et du Commerce Extérieur Ministère de l’économie, du plan, de l’énergie, de l’industrie, de l’artisanat, du tourisme, des investissements, du secteur privé et des affaires foncières Moroni
soilihimd@gmail.com

Saïd Abdou Salime
Coordonnateur – UNMO UNMO – CIR Ministère de l’économie, du plan, de l’énergie, de l’industrie, de l’artisanat, du tourisme, des investissements, du secteur privé et des affaires foncières Moroni
milzat2000@yahoo.fr

Alexis MACLET
Donor Facilitator, Embassy of France
alexis.maclet@diplomatie.gouv.fr

Djaffar AHMED SAID HASSANI
Vice Président en charge du Ministère , Comores
djaffarahmed772@yahoo.fr

Djaanfar ABDOUROIHAMANE
Le Secrétaire Général du Ministère, Point Focal
djaanfaree@yahoo.fr

Mistoihi ABDILLAHI
Le Directeur de Cabinet du Vice Président comme Associé au Programme
mistoihi@hotmail.com

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