The UKTP Programme at a GlanceThe UKTP Programme works with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to increase exports to the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU). The programme partners with government agencies, business support institutions, industry associations and primary producers across 24 countries to improve trade and economic outcomes through better use of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). It is funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Responding to COVID-19The programme is a unique platform to respond to the economic crisis that accompanies the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health crisis by leveraging market intelligence, working with targeted sectors and institutions and facilitating export linkages. Trade and Market IntelligenceTrade and market intelligence interventions in the 24 UKTP partner countries will consist of several interrelated components–data and information sharing, capacity building, and alert mechanisms for trade obstacles.
Export Promotion ProjectsUKTP is carrying out focused trade and export promotion in the following:
Grown in the volcanic soils of Cameroon, Penja white pepper is a valuable addition to any kitchen in the world. UKTP is working with farmers and the Government of Cameroon to increase exports of Penja pepper and cocoa to the UK and EU markets. Read more here in English and here in French.
The Caribbean is known for great food, music and the arts. The UKTP programme is leveraging existing trade partnerships across the region to grow exports in the specialty foods sector and creative industries. Read more here.
UKTP has identified potential growth along the entire value chain in the vanilla and clove industries in Comoros. Increasing trade volumes will bring higher export earnings and new agri-business jobs. Read more here.
In a fast-growing economy, diversification of exports helps build new trade opportunities and local jobs. The UKTP export promotion project in Cote d’Ivoire focuses on the agri-business sector, with cashew nuts and tropical fruits identified as potential export growth industries. Read more here.
Ginger farming in Fiji ranges from family businesses at the village level through to large exporting operations. The UKTP programme is bringing together the ginger farming communities across Fiji to improve export outcomes, increase employment opportunities and to grow the economy. Read more here.
The UKTP programme in Ghana is working with local trade partners to build greater export potential and to improve the volume and value of trade in cocoa derivatives between Ghana and the UK/EU. Read more here.
Working with SMEs and cooperatives in the textile and clothing sector, the UKTP programme in Madagascar aims to increase the volume and value of exports and to support local industries to grow employment opportunities. Read more here.
In the highlands of Papua New Guinea, farmers grow unique and flavoursome coffee beans for export. The UKTP programme brings PNG famers and exporters together to expand market opportunities and to build sustainable export industries. Read more here.
Partnering with local horticultural industries, the UKTP programme in Zimbabwe is focused on high-value exports such as blueberries, peas, baby corn and avocados. The project will support over 600 smallholder farmers and several large businesses to integrate production and export strategies. Read more here.
Mr. Charles Lor, UK Trade Partnerships Programme Coordinatoruktp@intracen.org
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