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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.
We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.
SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists
Capacity building in the protection of intellectual property rights (2007-2009)
The objective of the project is to improve the industrial and intellectual property framework in BiH to meet the “TRIPS-plus” requirements, which will contribute to fulfilling WTO and Stabilisation and Association Agreement conditions as well as those of CEFTA 2006. The project supports the development of the BiH IP Institute’s institutional capacity so that it can ensure the conduct of all its necessary functions, the strengthening of the industrial and intellectual property legal framework in conformity with TRIPS-plus, and the application of legislation on intellectual and industrial property.
Cameroon, Congo, Gabon, Chad, Central African Republic, Equatorial Guinea
Combating counterfeiting in the CEMAC (Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa) region (2007)
Diagnostic study within the framework of the implementation of concerted and harmonised policies and strategies to combat counterfeiting in the CEMAC region. The study consisted in providing information on the regional situation on counterfeiting, examining the legal and regulatory measures to combat counterfeiting, and evaluating the capacities of the institutions in charge in this field.
Non-tariff Barriers to Trade and Development of Competition (2006-2007)
The objective of the mission was: (i) to develop and enhance the legal and institutional framework on non-tariff barriers to trade and enable the implementation of the country’s trade policy; (ii) to identify the economic impact of Kazakhstan’s involvement in regional trade organisations and the regional integration process (Single Economic Space, Customs Union, Free Trade Area, etc).
Mid-term technical evaluation of the Support Programme for the Implementation of the Association Agreement (SPIAA) - 1st phase (2006)
Evaluation of the progress of the Support Programme for the Implementation of the Association Agreement (AA) between the EU and Morocco aiming to support the Moroccan administration's efforts to ensure the implementation of all components of the AA, by providing it with the expertise, technical assistance and working tools necessary to fulfil the objectives and satisfy the obligations set out in the AA.
Support for the implementation of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA) between the EU and Azerbaijan Phase III (2006-2008)
Support for the implementation of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA) between the EU and Azerbaijan, Phase III. Technical assistance for the PCA’s implementation: building capacity within the administration to identify priority sectors for the implementation of the trade, economic and commercial provisions of the PCA; assisting with legislative and administrative reforms and with approximation with EU legislation in the PCA fields; and assisting with accession to the WTO.
EU Support to Competition and State Aid (2006-2008)
The objective of the assistance, within the framework of the long-term partnership between BiH and the European Union, was to contribute to progress in the Stabilisation and Association process and foster institutional development and economic growth in BiH. More specifically, the project aimed at developing the government’s capacity to regulate competition and design, monitor and control a State Aid system, hence improving the functioning of the BiH single market in harmony with the EU, leading to greater trade and investment within BiH.
Diagnostic study for support to the ERSUMA and other OHADA institutions (2008)
Establishment of a complementary initial training programme for magistrates.
- Continuing training programme for legal and judicial staff in the field of OHADA law.
- Distance training programme through videoconferences for legal and judicial staff and more particularly for members of professional associations and other legal practitioners
- Analysis of institutional capacity building needs.
Support for the implementation of the Partnership and Co-operation Agreement (PCA) between the EU and Azerbaijan Phase II (2004-2006)
Technical assistance for the PCA’s implementation: building capacity within the administration to identify priority areas for the implementation of the trade, economic and commercial provisions of the PCA; assisting with legislative and administrative reforms and with approximation with EU legislation in the PCA fields; and assisting accession to the WTO.