August 12, 2003
Translation: FTAA Secretariat
FTAA – CONSULTATIVE GROUP ON SMALLER ECONOMIESSPECIFIC PROJECT PROFILE WITHIN THE
FRAMEWORK OF THE HEMISPHERIC
COOPERATION PROGRAM – RELATED TO COMPETITION POLICY
Projects that are presented must be consistent with the principles, objectives,
and general characteristics of the Hemispheric Cooperation Program.
- Project Title
Strengthening Paraguay’s negotiating capacity and active participation in the
negotiation of the FTAA Chapter on Competition.
Paraguay has not been able to participate in the last three meetings of the NGCP
due to a shortage of financial resources. Initially (2000-2001), Paraguay’s
participation was financed through a non-reimbursable technical assistance
program in support of the country’s international trade negotiations, provided
by the IDB to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (through the IDB/MIC
ATN/SF-5888-PR), which concluded in 2002.
If approved, this cooperation project will help Paraguay to resume its active
participation in the FTAA negotiations, and particularly, in the negotiations of
- Project Objectives
Strengthen Paraguay’s participation in the FTAA negotiations.
- Specific (if applicable)
(Strengthen Paraguay’s participation in the FTAA negotiations on the Chapter on
Competition (NGCP) from 2003 to 2005.
(objectives must be stated in a very specific manner).
- Inputs1 : resources required
for the project
The amount required to finance Paraguay’s participation in the meetings of the
NGCP during the 2003 – 2005 period.
- Expected Results
Restore Paraguay’s active participation in the NGCP meetings of the FTAA.
- Other Relevant Information
Note: In the event that two or more project profiles are proposed, please
present in order of priority.
1 If information is available.