On 13 November 2017, the Commission published a communication, entitled "Achieving Prosperity through Trade and Investment Updating the 2017 Joint EU Strategy on Aid for Trade". This Strategy aims to help developing countries integrate into the rules-based global trading system and use trade to boost their growth and reduce poverty. In the report, the Commission observes that its Strategy has achieved positive results, but at the same time, aid for trade has only had limited success for the poorest countries. It therefore announces a number of fundamental changes, including better coordination, improved monitoring and reporting, and better differentiation of countries with increased focus on least-developed countries.
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