The EU's Aid for Trade Strategy was adopted in October 2007 in response to the WTO-led AfT Initiative. Its aim was to help developing countries better integrate into the international trading system and take greater advantage of the poverty-reducing benefits of economic openness and enhanced trade efficiency. The Strategy was updated in 2017 to respond to the 2030 Agenda, improve complementarity between EU trade and development policies, in particular to increase the effectiveness of AfT in the least developed countries, and to promote sustainability objectives and inclusiveness along economic growth. This report illustrates the EU contribution to the Aid for Trade initiative and constitutes a third EU Aid for Trade Progress Report with a substantial qualitative reporting, in line with the principles of the 2017 EU Aid for Trade Strategy.
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