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  • Training of Business Support Organisations (BSOs) on SADC EPA Rules of Origin and Safeguard Measures

    Call for Proposals

    Contract: 83391476

    The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, through its project “Supporting sustainability aspects in the implementation of EU Economic Partnership Agreements”, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), cordially invites interested and qualified consulting firms to send in a proposal:

    FOR THE PROVISION OF TRAINING TO BUSINESS SUPPORT ORGANISATIONS (BSOs) ON THE SADC EPA RULES OF ORIGIN AND SAFEGUARD MEASURES.

    Following the signature of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between 6 SADC Member States (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa) on the one hand, and the European Union (EU) on the other and its provisional application since October 2016, GIZ commenced a global project operating under the title “Supporting sustainability aspects in the implementation of EU Economic Partnership Agreements (NEW)”. The overall objective of the project is to foster EPA implementation by regional organisations, their member states, the private sector and civil society in a way that supports sustainable development. Its geographical focus is on Southern Africa (SADC EPA), Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) and the Caribbean (CARIFORUM EPA).

    The specific objective of this capacity building initiative is to enhance, through training, the technical skills of business support organisations’ representatives from six (6) SADC EPA countries (Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa) on rules of origin and safeguard measures provided for in the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (SADC EPA) and outline the roles of the private sector or business in the application or use of the rules of origin and safeguard investigations.

    The deadline for this call for proposals and the submission of documents as specified in the Terms of Reference is Thursday 7th October 2021, 1500hrs/3pm