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SERVICE PRIOR INFORMATION NOTICE
EU-South Africa Strategic Economic Partnership
1. Publication reference
3. Programme title
Support to the EU-South Africa Strategic Economic Partnership
Partnership Instrument 2018 individual measure in support to the EU-South Africa Strategic Economic Partnership
5. Contracting Authority
European Union, represented by the European Commission.
6. Nature of contract
7. Contract description
The action is intended to enable the EU to deliver on the economic/trade/investment dimension of its strategic economic partnership with South Africa and, in turn, maximise its trade and investment flows there. This includes ensuring proactive and responsive activities aiming at: 1) supporting the negotiation, conclusion and implementation of multilateral and bilateral agreements and processes when it comes to economic and trade aspects; 2) consolidating the ability and capacity of the EU and EU business to influence policy processes in both South Africa and at regional Southern African Development Community level; 3) ensuring EU visibility in the framework of the strategic economic partnership with South Africa through communication, exchanges, events and other appropriate platforms.
8. Indicative budget
EUR 3.5 million
9. Intended timing of publication of the contract notice
10. Additional information
11. Legal basis
Regulation (EU) N°236/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2014 laying down common rules and procedures for the implementation of the Union's instruments for financing external action and Regulation (EU) No 234/2014 establishing a Partnership Instrument for cooperation with third countries.
There must be a minimum period of 30 calendar days between the publication of this prior information notice and the publication of the corresponding contract notice.
No applications or requests for information should be sent at this stage.