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The programme consists of three components. The European Commission has concluded contribution agreements – under the standard framework agreement EC-UN – with ITC and UNIDO. These agreements will lay down the principles of the co-operation under this programme, and deal with financial and contractual arrangements.


Component 1 (ITC) implemented by the International Trade Centre (UNCTAD/WTO) focuses on creating awareness and building the necessary capacity in Pakistan to benefit fully from its participation in the WTO Agreements. Key target audiences are government officials, the business sector and civil society as a whole.


Component 2 (UNIDO) implemented by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), focuses on the improvement of the quality, standards, metrology and accreditation systems in the country. This will enable Pakistan to address challenges and requirements brought by WTO agreements in this field, as well as to increase the competitiveness of Pakistan’s export industry.


Component 3 (WIPO) subcontracted by ITC to the World intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), will focus on intellectual property issues. Activities under this component aim at strengthening the IPR system in Pakistan and enhance its capacity to use the intellectual property system for developmental goals, where necessary by examining international obligations in the intellectual property field