Trade Industry, Finance and Investment (TIFI) Directorate, SADC Secretariat  
| 01/07/2013 -

Regional Economic Integration Support (REIS) Programme.

The rationale for this project is that providing advisory services to the SADC Secretariat will build institutional capacity and further empower them to facilitate improvements in the movement of goods and services within SADC, to stimulate investment, and to secure WTO compatible market access arrangements between SADC, its EPA group members and the EU. The project beneficiary is the Regional Economic Integration Support Programme (REIS)”, under SADC’s Trade, Industry, Finance and Investment (TIFI) Directorate.

The project support is a combination of the:

  • Implementation of the Protocol on Finance and Investment, in particular in the fields of Investments, payments system and tax coordination.
  • Facilitation of the Regional Trade Agenda, in particular support to the implementation of the TBT Annex and SPS Annex of the SADC Protocol in Trade and Services.
  • Support to the negotiations on the schedule of commitments to be annexed to the Protocol on Trade in Services.
  • Implementation support to the negotiation of the EU-SADC EPA Group.
  • Effective and efficient management and implementation of the REIS programme.