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Africa: Regional Trade Facilitation Programme

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1172W, on Africa: Regional Trade Facilitation Programme, how much export volumes have risen in total between 2005 and 2007 as a result of the programme. (223688)

The Regional Trade Facilitation Programme (RTFP) has been working at promoting trade through harmonisation of regional trade policy and trade facilitation. Through the RTFP there has been an increase of at least 1,278.4 metric tonnes between 2005 and 2007 on tea, coffee and nuts.

These can be broken down as follows:

Metric Tonnes

Tea

600

Coffee

280

Mixed Nuts (including organic)

398.4