|Congo, Democratic Republic of the|
|Diagnostic Trade Integration Study (DTIS)||2010|
With the support of the EIF, the Democratic Repubic of the Congo (DRC) has mainstreamed trade into their Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS), in particular with the aim of promoting foreign trade. The GPRS also prioritizes agriculture, customs reforms, trade facilitation and improving the business environment. In addition, sector strategies for agriculture, rural development, industry, energy, tourism and transport have all incorporated a trade dimension, both at regional and international levels.
Institutional capacity-building project
The aim of this project is to enable the DRC to become a fully integrated and active player in, and beneficiary of, the global trading system.
- Held three forums related to industry, agribusiness and the economy
- 28 people from economic and commercial institutions participated in a training workshop on how to improve the quality of product offerings and on taxation/VAT
- The National Implementation Unit participated in negotiations between the DRC and the World Bank on the implementation of the great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project. He 5-year project began in late 2015 and has an estimated budget of US$34 million.
- Finalized a capacity building plan ranging 28 different themes
- The government contributed US$237,000 to the Trade Development/Sector Support project and allocated US$46,000 to collect data on the coffee value chain
Trade Development/Sector Support Project: Appui à la relance de la filière palmier à huile en République Démocratique du Congo
The goal of the project is to support the rehabilitation of the palm oil value chain in the Mayombe region of DRC. Production techniques and commercialization systems will be improved to produce more palm oil of higher quality.
The project is aiming to have the following impact:
- Economic: increased competitiveness of palm products in domestic and international markets.
- Social: job creation, poverty reduction and support to women’s groups.
- Environmental: sustainable forest and land management, and carbon sequestration by planting more palm trees.
- The project team was recruited and began work in 2015.
- A Technical Monitoring Committee was established in December 2015, including expert representatives from the related sectors.
- Consulted with stakeholders for feedback on the proposed project.
Secrétaire Général Commerce Extérieur Kinshasa
Charles Lusanda Matomina
Coordonnateur national UNMO CIR Ministère du Commerce Kinshasa,
Jean-Marie Kiadi Ntoto
Expert/Analyse et Élaboration des Projets UNMO CIR Ministère du Commerce Kinshasa
Donor Facilitator, Delegation of the European Union to DR Congo
Consultant National - Ministere du Commerce Exterieur Secretariat General - Republique Democratique du Congo