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UK commits to EPAs after Brexit
The United Kingdom says it will honour the current Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with PNG and other ACP member states that have existing preferential trade relations with the European Union, after Brexit.
Joint ITUC-Africa/ETUC/ITUC statement on the EU-Africa EPAs and EU-Africa trade relations
Trade unions from Africa and Europe have followed with grave concern the negotiation and conclusion of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the EU and regional groupings in Africa.
The untapped potential of EU-Africa trade
If the EU is to seize the economic opportunities that Africa offers, it will need to work with the continent’s leaders to forge a new kind of partnership that treats African countries as equals. Simply put, the new EU-Africa relationship must be based on trade, not aid.
Mauritania signs deal to pave way for EU-West African economic partnership
Mauritania on Friday became the 15th West African country to sign the region-to-region Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.
Africa prepares to drive a hard trade bargain with EU
Increasing trade between the EU and the ACP, particularly African countries, lay at the heart of the ambition of the Cotonou Agreement. But it has not worked out that way.
Not much to gain for Kenya, Africa in post-Brexit trade agreements
The UK will be planning to roll over "copycat" European Union agreements with African nations.
Joint statement on UK, SACU and Mozambique EPA
Progress was made on a future UK, SACU, and Mozambique EPA that will ensure that the parties maintain the current market access and replicate the effects of the existing EU-SADC EPA.
Europeans unhappy about SA’s duties on chicken
European chicken producers are miffed by South Africa’s decision to impose import duties on their exports, which goes against the spirit of the EPA [economic partnership agreement].
Chicken woman has a lesson on fowl play for SA
The EU threatens now and again to force Cameroon to open its markets, given its status as a signatory to the Economic Partnership Agreement.
The Gambia signs the region-to-region Economic Partnership Agreement between West Africa and the EU
The Gambia became the 14th West African country to have signed the region-to-region Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU.
EU-Africa free trade will create more imbalances, say critics
Germany’s development minister has sparked a debate by calling for EU tariffs to be waived on African goods. Critics question whether import duties are really the issue, or are there other barriers to trade?
EU-Eastern and Southern Africa EPA faces collapse
Although ESA says it is committed to the full EPA process with EU, the bloc accuses the EU of dragging its feet and rather preferring to enter into EPAs with individual African states outside the collective economic integration framework.
Samoa, P.N.G. get the nod
Samoa and Papua New Guinea will represent the Pacific at the Ministerial level central negotiating for the post-Cotonou agreement.
Kenya eyes bigger pie of US trade plan Agoa to increase exports
Kenya’s trade officials have said they will be taking steps to expand exports and raise the country’s share of new investments during the second edition of Trade Week at the end of this month.
South African Customs Union, EU start talks on new economic partnership agreement with post-Brexit Britain
The Southern African Customs Union, Mozambique and the European Union have started talks to conclude a new economic partnership agreement with post-Brexit Britain.
Bruxelles prête pour ouvrir les négociations UE-ACP
La Commission européenne a reçu l’autorisation et les directives du Conseil de l’UE afin de lancer des négociations sur un nouvel accord de partenariat avec les pays d’Afrique, des Caraïbes et du Pacifique
ACP negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union unanimously adopted
The Africa, Caribbean and Pacific negotiating mandate for the Post-Cotonou Partnership Agreement with the European Union was unanimously adopted at the 107th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers
EU-ACP post-Cotonou agreement: ACP negotiating mandate (May 2018)
As released by the ACP Secretariat
The free trade myth
Eschewing the ACFTA and EPA may be a blessing in disguise for Nigeria.
UE-ACP: l’accord post-Cotonou bloqué par la Hongrie
En l’absence d’un consensus entre les Etats membres de l’Union européenne sur la place de l’immigration dans le futur Accord de partenariat économique avec les pays Afrique, Caraïbes et Pacifique, le début des négociations prévu le 1er juin, pourrait être repoussé.