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.



Coercion or Engagement? Economics and Institutions in ACP–EU Trade Negotiations

In September 2002, the European Union (EU) and 76 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries launched their negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). This marked the start of the EU and the ACP group's implementation of the radical changes to trade relations agreed in the Cotonou Partnership Agreement of June 2000. This agreement defines EPAs as comprehensive free trade agreements that will replace three decades of generous non-reciprocal trade preferences with reciprocal and WTO-compatible arrangements, at the latest by 2008.


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