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.



Preparing for EPAs: Creating ACP Offensive and Defensive Agendas

In 2000 the Cotonou Agreement committed signatories to replace by 2008 the trade regime that has governed exports from the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group to the European Union (EU) for the last quarter of the twentieth century. Negotiations on a successor regime began formally in 2002, but only in the past year have they begun to address the details of what might be in Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the EU and the six sub-ACP regions.


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