The 7th meeting of the Training Awareness and De-confliction (TRADE) group will be held on 4 October and hosted at the Operational Headquarters of EU NAVFOR Operation ATALANTA.
TRADE is a voluntary coordination meeting attended by governments and organisations involved in assisting nations affected by piracy in order to develop the maritime security capabilities to successfully patrol their TTW and effectively deal with the threat posed by piracy in the region.
Its primary aim is to increase awareness and de-confliction of maritime tactical training capabilities inherent in the maritime forces operating in the Western Indian Ocean or additional training activities stakeholders wish to deploy to the region. The TRADE also works to achieve efficiency by identifying initiatives stakeholders can collaboratively develop with partner nations.
The first TRADE was held in March 2010 and TRADE has been held approximately every quarter since then. The TRADE is co chaired by NATO (JFC Lisbon) and EUNAVFOR, participants are: NATO, EU, CMF/NAVCENT, IMO and others.