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.



Overview of the EU Policies on Key ACP Commodities

Part of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the six African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) regions is the liberalisation of trade in agricultural products. Not covered in agreements in the World Trade Organization (WTO) until the Uruguay Round in 1994, trade in agriculture could become a very important aspect of EPAs. Since the EPAs are envisioned to provide for reciprocal free trade between the EU and the ACP regions for ‘substantially all trade’, arguably the trade regime of the EU with respect to the imports of agricultural products will have to be adjusted.


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