The overall objective of this project was to assist the 7 countries of the Pacific Island Forum in preparing their EPA trade in goods offers. For this project, ECOPA developed an EPA Data Tool (based on a partial equilibrium model) to analyze and formulate EPA offers.
The Data Tool was built upon trade flows and tariffs data coming from three different databases: (i) National data provided by Customs Authorities; (ii) Mirror data provided by the EU, extracted from the Comext2 database; (iii) Mirror data for other major partners (Australia, New Zealand, USA), extracted from the WITS/COMTRADE database.
The ECOPA’s consultants provided extensive training to senior staff in the 7 PACPS on how to use and update the Data Tool.
For TradeCom (2010).