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.



From Lomé to Cotonou: Business as Usual?

The ACP-EU Partnership Agreement signed in Cotonou in 2000 - hereafter called the Cotonou Agreement - has a long history behind it. Part IV of the Treaty that established the 1957 European Economic Community (EEC) contained provisions on the Association of Overseas Countries and Territories. These articles laid the basis for the 1975 Lomé Convention between the European Union (EU) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states.


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