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CEMAC losses of customs duties with the EU28-UK EPA
This paper assesses the CEMAC customs duty losses on its imports from the EU-28 minus the United Kingdom after the Brexit on the basis of EU28-UK exports in 2015 and of the liberalization programming provided for by the EPA.
Interview with Guy Marius Sagna
The Coordinator of the National Coalition "No to EPAs" in Senegal discusses two free trade projects in Africa: Economic Partnership Agreements and the Continental Free Trade Area.
EU hits out at South Africa’s poultry dumping protest
The European Commission has expressed concern after hundreds of people protested in Pretoria, South Africa, against EU poultry dumping that has forced profit­-hit chicken processors to cut jobs.
West Africa’s losses of customs duties with and without the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU
Comparison of the loss of West African customs revenues.
Food sovereignty is the best safeguard against nationalism
Faced with the rise of nationalism and xenophobia, food sovereignty is more necessary than ever.
East Africa: Is the collapse of the Economic Partnership Agreement looming?
As it stands now, the Economic Partnership Agreement with the East African Community seems to have hit a dead end.
South Africa and EU spar over chicken meat ‘dumping’
South Africa’s poultry industry says it is on the brink of collapse due to hotly-denied accusations that the European Union is dumping cheap chicken in the country in a dispute over free trade.
Malmström put on spot by Nigeria on EU deals with ACP countries
EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström came under fire from Nigeria over the state of the bloc’s Economic Partnership Agreements with the developing world.
EAC duties losses on imports from EU28-UK from 2015 to 2040 if the EPA is signed
In the Brexit context it is useful to actualize the losses of duties that the EAC will face on its imports from the EU28 minus UK (EU28-UK) if the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement were signed and implemented.
Nigeria’s losses of import duties if the regional EPA is implemented: 2020-50
After the Brexit it is useful to update the value of imports and losses of import duties of Nigeria from the EU28 minus the United Kingdom in case of the implementation of the regional EPA.
West Africa’s losses of customs revenues with the WA EPA or interim EPAs
The conclusion is clear-cut: Ghana and Ivory Coast should have no interest whatsoever to implement the interim EPAs already ratified but should pressure the EU to request a new WTO waiver or to grant them the status of GSP +.
The absurd ratification of Ivory Coast’s interim EPA
The Ivorian Parliament has shot itself in the foot, following the government which gave in to the strong pressures of international agribusiness firms, particularly French, rather than listening to the warnings of civil society.
Ghana’s absurd ratification of the interim EPA
The Ghanaian Parliament did not realize that it was shooting itself in the foot, following the Government which preferred to give in to the powerful pressures of international agribusinesses rather than to hear the warnings of the whole range of Ghanaian civil society.
The impact of Brexit, the regional EPA and interim EPAs of Ivory Coast and Ghana on Senegal and West Africa
The Economic Partnership Agreement of West Africa was initialled in Ouagadougou on June 30, 2014 by the Chief negotiators but to date Nigeria, the Gambia and Mauritania have not formally signed it.
EU could cut aid to nations frustrating its trade agreement
The European Union could cut development aid to East African countries that have refused to enter its trade agreement.
Primer on EPAs
Under the EPAs, African, Caribbean, and Pacific countries will implement commitments way beyond what they already have agreed to in the WTO.
The EU fraudulent behaviour to extort the signing of the EPAs
The States of West Africa and East Africa have been pressured to sign the Economic Partnership Agreements on the basis of false indications, not to say lies, of the European Commission.
The ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme undermined by the Interim EPAs of Ivory Coast and Ghana
The Interim EPAs of Ivory Coast and Ghana will disrupt in a number of ways the functioning of intra-regional trade in the ECOWAS Trade Liberalization Scheme
Malmström welcomes parliamentary vote on Ghana agreement
The European Parliament voted, with a 375-220 majority, to give its consent to the interim Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and Ghana.
Tanzanian sues to stop Kenya from concluding trade deal with Europe
Kenya’s quest to close an economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the European Union ahead of next year’s deadline has run into fresh head winds after a Tanzanian lodged a civil suit in the East African Court of Justice, seeking to stop it.