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Capacity4Dev – ACP EU TBT Programme Outputs

The Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Programme was a €15 million demand-driven trade-related technical assistance facility covering the period 2013-2017. The Programme funded by the European Union at the request of the ACP Group of States ended in June 2017 and before its finalisation the Programme Management Unit applied a selection process to identify key outputs produced during the lifetime of the Programme for ready access by ACP beneficiaries. These outputs are classified around 4 key TBT areas, i.e. Accreditation and Certification; Standardisation; QI and Training. The documents selection was made on the basis of four criteria namely: quality of the output; replicability; non-confidentiality and approval by the beneficiary. The documents available on this page cover different aspects of Quality Infrastructure (QI) such as:

  • National QI policy definition and institutional framework
  • Trade Regulatory Impact Assessments
  • Draft of technical regulations: good regulatory practice guidelines
  • GRP methodology and the harmonisation of procedures
  • Risk Management Assessments in Regulatory Frameworks
  • Development and harmonization of Standards (Regional and national); value chain approach
  • Proposal of regulations and codes of practices to effective and gradual implementation of standards
  • Mutual recognition arrangements
  • Laboratories accreditation: mainly gap analysis and needs assessments
  • E-learning Programme Platforms on Accreditation and Legal Metrology
  • SMEs coaching for certification
  • Training material such as training of trainers

Enjoy your reading and be sure to contact either the ACP Secretariat or the European Commission with any queries that you may have.

ACP Secretariat

Avenue Georges Henri 45
B – 1200 Brussels
Email : info@acp.int
Tel: +32 2 743 06 00

European Commission
Development and Cooperation
B-1049 Brussels
Tel: +32 2 299 11 11