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Taiwan to share experience at WTO's aid review meeting

Taiwan to share experience at WTO's aid review meeting

Taipei, June 23 (CNA)
A Taiwanese government-funded agency is scheduled to share its experience in conducting foreign aid programs in a side event at the upcoming World Trade Organization review meeting of aid for trade,the agency said Tuesday.
"We will share our experience in helping Latin American, African and Pacific allies," said Weber Shih, secretary-general of the Taipei-based International Cooperation and Development Fund (TaiwanICDF), at a news briefing.
At the event slated for July 1, Liu Shih-hung, deputy director of TaiwanICDF's Technical Cooperation Department, will talk about the agency's work in improving information and communications technology in Belize and a developing a tropical fruit and vegetable program in Fiji and a sweet potato program in Swaziland, Shih said.
The program in Belize is aimed at making customs clearance more convenient to facilitate trade, he said, adding that the other two programs are to improve production techniques and boost agricultural development.
The event will serve as an opportunity for Taiwan to share its experience in foreign aid with WTO representatives from other countries, Shih said.
The July 1 event is being organized by Taiwan's mission to the Geneva-based WTO and World Vision's Geneva office, according to TaiwanICDF. It is being held in conjunction with the Fifth Global Review of Aid for Trade, which will be held at the WTO from June 30 to July 2 under the theme "Reducing Trade Costs for Inclusive, Sustainable Growth."
The three-day event will bring together participants from around the world to discuss how to reduce high trade costs, which act as a brake on the integration of many developing countries and least-developed countries into international trade.
It will also focus on what action could be taken by governments and the private sector to address the issue. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2021-05-18 23:35 GMT+08:00