IMC Worldwide, in partnership with the University of Sussex and Vital Economics, has been contracted by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to promote trade and simplify border management in FCO’s priority countries. These include Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa and Turkey.
IMC will provide economic research, advisory services and help the governments of target countries to improve trade regulation, protection of intellectual property and promotion of international standards.
The strategic case will identify interventions to simplify, modernise and harmonise export and import processes, while the economic case will assess policy options and their potential impact and recommend the most effective interventions to address obstacles to trade.
The FCO-funded project sits under the Global Trade Programme (GTP), a £150 million, multi-year initiative which integrates trade and investment into the strategy for sustainable growth and poverty reduction.
The GTP will assist middle-income countries to identify and address non-tariff barriers to trade and increase capability to trade worldwide.
Provision of strategic and economic case for trade facilitation and border management
July 2018 - January 2019
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Senior Technical Director, Trade and InvestmentPhil.Dowrick@imcworldwide.com
October 1, 2018