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ACPEU Trade and Aid Cooperation

Post Lomé IV

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The Lomé IV Convention, which provides the framework for development cooperation between the European Union (EU) and 71 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states, expires in the year 2000. The form that a successor arrangement would take, will be of considerable importance to the ACP countries, more than half of which belong to the Commonwealth. This study examines the possible options for the next phase of ACPEU cooperation, addressing the diverse trade and development interests of ACP countries.

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Improving Supply Responses in ACP Countries Private Sector Development with Particular Reference to SMEs

Governments and the EU need to demonstrate visible commitment to private sector development. ACP governments must be steadfast in their commitment and not capitulate when faced with inevitable adverse exogenous shocks. To create a workable partnership a minimum set of governing rules and procedures, that are acceptable to all parties, will need to be developed, and adhered to by all parties.

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