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
31/10/18

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.
  • Integrated Framework for Least Developed Countries: Glimpses from Comoros, Lesotho, Maldvies and Vanuatu (2011)

    English
  • Comoros Diagnostic Trade Integration Study 2007

    English
  • Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) - 2010

    English
  • Comoros Annual Progress Report

    English
  • Etude Diagnostique sur l’Intégration du Commerce en Union des Comores (EDIC / DTISU) 2015-2019

    French
  • Mod’ Echo. Bulletin du Mouvement Des Entreprises Comoriennes. N°2 - SEPTEMBRE 2016

    French
  • Comoros DTISU 2015

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

Abdou Nassur Madi
Delegue en charge de l'Economie, du Commerce Exterieur et des Privatisations
abdou_nassur@yahoo.fr

Lultan Chouzour
Ambassadeur - Représentant Permanent de l'Union des Comores auprès de l'Office des Nations Unies et des autres Organisations internationales à Genève
missioncomores.onug@gmail.com

Riad Meddeb
Senior Economic Advisor UNDP
riad.meddeb@undp.org

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