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Hub and Spokes Programme

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About our Programme

The Hub and Spokes programme is an innovative Aid for Trade initiative that helps to enhance trade capacity development in the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific regions. Why not join and find out more...

It is a joint programme of the European Union, the ACP Group Secretariat, the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.

Under the programme, trade advisers - the 'spokes' - strengthen the capacity of government ministries and regional organisations, while regional trade advisers - the 'hubs' - provide similar technical assistance to key regional and national organisations.

The initiative helps participating countries to develop and implement trade policies and agreements that both reflect national priorities and are effective in a global trading system.

Adviser Deployment as of 31 January 2019

Hub & Spokes uploaded a new Document 18 July 2017

This map shows where The Commonwealth have deployed trade advisers and some of the immediate tasks being addressed in country or region of posting 

Aid for Trade at the WTO - Hub and Spokes Signing Ceremony

Hub & Spokes created a new Photo album 18 July 2017

A signing ceremony marking the launch of the next phase of the Hub and Spokes programme was held on Tuesday 11 July 2017 at the headquarters of the World Trade Organization in Geneva by leading representatives of the four organisations: the Commonwealth Secretariat, European Union, ACP Group Secr

Our Partners


01/02/2013 to 28/02/2019

Source of funding

European Union
ACP Secretariat
Commonwealth Secretariat
Organisation internationale de la Francophonie

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