Western and Central Africa
Eastern and Southern Africa
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The Arise Plus Myanmar Trade-Related Assistance Project aims to contribute to inclusive and sustainable growth. It supports greater connectivity and economic integration between Myanmar and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in line with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025.The 4-year project, worth EUR 8 million, contributes to trade diversification and integration, regionally and internationally with a focus on market-led value chains.The project supports micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Myanmar to explore business opportunities in the ASEAN single economic space, European Union (EU), and global markets. It also addresses compliance with Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) measures in line with ASEAN and international commitments. The project provides trade policy formulation and implementation assistance for Myanmar to meet regional (ASEAN) and international (World Trade Organization - WTO, EU) commitments and addresses non-tariff barriers (NTBs) along value chains.Trade contributes to increased participation of women in the labour market, particularly in export-oriented sectors. The project integrates gender equality into the design and implementation of the activities,in line with Myanmar’s policies and priorities.