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European Union woos Tanzania to sign trade deal
The European Union has invited the government of Tanzania for dialogue over the Economic Partnership Agreement impasse that has threatened to derail the trade pact between the bloc and the East African Community member countries.
MAN cautions Fed Govt on EPA
The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria has again cautioned the Federal Government to be wary of the Economic Community of West African States – European Union Economic Partnership Agreement.
The huge dumping of extra-EU exports of dairy products and to the EPAs of West Africa, SADC, CEMAC and EAC in 2016
The EU has been pressuring the ACP countries (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific) to sign and implement EPAs that would be destructive for these countries.
«L’Afrique doit compter d’abord sur son propre marché intérieur»
Une zone de libre échange ne peut être une politique qui favorise l’industrialisation de l’Afrique. Et, le vrai problème de l’Afrique, c’est le manque d’industrialisation, selon El Hadji Alioune Diouf, expert en commerce international.
East Africa: UN body warns region against signing trade deal with EU
The report says that if the EPA is signed, local industries will struggle to withstand competitive pressures from EU firms, while the region will be stuck in its position as a low value-added commodity exporter.
MEPs in Ghana and Ivory Coast to monitor EPA implementation
MEPs from the European Parliament’s International Trade Committee are in West Africa this week, to monitor the implementation of Economic Partnership Agreements.
ACP countries to negotiate as a unified entity with EU
Seventy-nine countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific are preparing to negotiate a major partnership framework with the European Union which will set directions for trade relations.
EU-Tanzania seal $205m investment deal
The two sides have managed to separate the grant from their long-running dispute over the proposed Economic Partnership Agreement, media have been told.
EPA plan to be reset
Barbados is resetting its implementation strategy of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union as Britain prepares to exit the EU.
“The most remarkable rejection of free trade you’ve never heard of”
Africans are insisting on actual economic development which is leaving European trade negotiators exasperated. Rick Rowden explains why their stand is historic and right.
SOL comments to the EU delegation to SA’ press release of 16 March 2017
South African poultry producers are fully justified to accuse the EU of dumping.
The subsidies to the EU exports of cereal products to West Africa in 2015 and 2016
The EU-West Africa’s Economic Partnership Agreement has planned to reduce to 0 the import duty on non-rice cereal imports from the European Union at the beginning of the liberalization period.
The EU28 subsidies on its exports of poultry meat and eggs to SADC in 2016
The SADC poultry producers are suffering heavily from the competition of imports given that poultry is the first agricultural sector and that per capita consumption is one of the highest in the world.
Bad agreement for the Caribbean
The evidence is clear: after 10 years of the EPA, the promised benefits have not been realized.
The subsidies to the EU exports of cereal products to SADC in 2016
The EU’s exports to SADC of 769,493 t of raw cereals in 2016 have received €42.535 M of subsidies.
CEMAC invites European Union to re-join negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreement
The CEMAC ministers decided not to adhere to the stage Agreement as is, and to continue negotiating for a complete regional EPA.
The EAC-EU EPA: Tanzania is raising pertinent issues
Tanzania is reluctant to sign and ratify the EPA raising a number of issues including the implications of the EPA on EAC’s development in general and industrialisation in particular.
East Africa: EPA and diplomatic chess games in EAC
The East African Community is once again facing a delicate diplomatic situation as it seems now more than ever that, after protracted negotiations, member states may have to just agree to disagree on the Economic Partnership Agreement.
East Africa: EPA trade deal with Europe is a form of colonialism, says Magufuli
Tanzanian President John Magufuli described the Economic Partnership Agreement as a "form of colonialism", dampening the country’s possibility of signing the deal with the European Union.
East Africa: Tanzania demands study on impact of EU trade deal
Tanzania wants a study conducted on the impact of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union on the East African Community.