EIF has provided support to identify the key constraints that have affected the integration of South Sudan into the global economy, as well as how the country can benefit from the multilateral trading system. The programme is now helping to strengthen institutions, and developing a number of different productive sector strategies to assist the country better reap the benefits of international trade.
EIF is working to support the operations and activities of the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the lead agency responsible for creating and implementating trade policy in South Sudan. This includes strengthening institutional capacities; prioritizing trade across the various sectors of the economy; coordinating and engaging stakeholders in trade development efforts; and mobilizing resources for trade and development.
Focus is also on "Trade and Peace" as an area of support , as well the country's WTO accession.