Commonwealth Trade Hot Topics

The Trade Hot Topics series provides concise and informative analyses of various trade and trade-related issues which are prepared both by Commonwealth Secretariat and international experts.


ACP-EU Future Trade Relations

Challenges and Opportunities for Eastern and Southern African Countries

The decision of the European Union (EU) to conclude Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries represents a fundamental transformation of the trade relations between the two groups of countries. This issue of Trade Hot Topics examines future trade relations under the EPA system and the challenges and opportunities for Eastern and Southern African countries.


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