Just a week after the National Assembly unanimously endorsed the Economic Partnership Agreement, the government deposited the same instruments with the EU.
The six African countries threatened with losing access to the European single market have finally agreed to sign the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs). But the continent’s regional integration may suffer as a result. EurActiv France reports.
Many in Cameroon and the wider region worry that the unilateral signing of an Economic Partnership Agreement was a bad decision.
Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture has urged the Federal Government to refrain from signing the West Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreement
Parliament unanimously endorsed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), sending yet another strong signal of Kenya’s resolve to conclude the decade-old negotiations with Europe.
A trade deal with six developing African countries was agreed by the European Parliament – some nine years behind schedule.
Tanzania will lose $865 million in revenue during the 25 years of implementing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) should the East African Community sign the pact with the European Union: Zitto Kabwe.
Kenya’s umbrella body of trade unions has criticised the Government for its persistent stand on the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union.
Divisions in the EAC over the EU EPA highlights problems in the bloc and competing developmental strategies; if the EAC cannot act as one, can it survive?
Kenya will have to lobby for its own duty-free market access to Europe to shield its exports to the European Union from taxes.
EU’s Deputy Head of Delegation noted that the EU will not hesitate to withdraw the free access to European market enjoyed by the resenting countries: Nigeria, the Gambia and Mauritania.
Kenya teamed up with Rwanda to sign a free trade pact with European Union in Brussels today in a move calculated to cajole other East African Community states to beat the September 30 deadline.
The EPA issue has once again re-emerged when Tanzania informed EAC Members and the EU that it would not be able to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between EU and the six EAC Member States.
After the Brexit vote, Jacques Berthelot updates the value of imports and losses of import duties of West Africa in case of ratification and implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the EU28 minus the UK
Social Action has asked the federal government to not to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union. Ghana and Ivory Coast have also resisted the EPA
Preserving and consolidating the East African Community market should be of priority to all the EAC partner states — not prematurely signing the EU’s free trade agreement.
In ratifying the EU-Ghana interim EPA on 3 August 2016, the Ghanean Parliament has shot itself in the foot. Analysis by Jacques Berthelot.
Kenya finds itself isolated after its peers in East Africa develop cold feet on a trade deal with the European Union.
The recent vote for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union might lead to the renegotiation of the recently signed Economic Partnership Agreement, creating uncertainty for Botswana
The Third World Network has slammed the haste with which parliament debated and approved the Economic Partnership Agreement between Ghana (as a member of ECOWAS) and the European Union.