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.



The Impact of ACP–EU EPAs on ECOWAS Countries: An Empirical Analysis of the Trade and Budget Effects

A major objective of the Lomé IV Convention and its precursors was to improve the trade performance of the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries, with the ultimate aim of promoting their economic growth and development. For that purpose, the European Community (EC) offered non-reciprocal trade preferences to products originating in ACP countries. The Cotonou Agreement, which was concluded in June 2000, provides for a shift from the system of non-reciprocal trade preferences to Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) by the end of 2007.


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