Navigating New Waters

A Reader on ACP-EU Trade Relations

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An essential reader and reference tool for trade experts and interested parties, bringing together key analysis on all aspects of trade negotiations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states and the European Union.

The editors, both highly experienced in trade negotiations, have selected the most useful articles on all key aspects of trade negotiations, including market access, services, fisheries, regional integration, compatibility with the multilateral framework, the development dimension and capacity building in trade negotiations.

The introduction highlights the major concerns of the book, focusing on ensuring that the priorities of developing countries are addressed.

This publication is comprised of two volumes.



A Strong Cocktail or a Weak Punch? A Case Study of EDF Assistance to the ACP Private Sector

New trade negotiations for WTO-compatible Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), between the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states and the European Union (EU), began in September 2002. For ACP industries and companies, the stakes in these negotiations are high. The negotiations represent the last opportunity to negotiate programmes of assistance to help adjust to the inevitable loss of preference that new WTO compatible trading arrangements with Europe will bring.


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