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.



Negotiating an Economic Partnership Agreement for Eastern and Southern Africa

The main objectives of the Cotonou Agreement are, by building on existing regional integration arrangements, to assist with the smooth and gradual integration of the ACP states into the world economy through enhancing their production, supply and trading capacity as well as their ability to attract investment. These objectives are to be realised in conformity with the provisions of the WTO and, taking account of the respective levels of development of ACP countries, are to be achieved through the negotiation of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). The negotiations on EPAs were launched in Brussels on 27 September, 2002.


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