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Africa offers a test to von der Leyen’s ‘geopolitical Commission’
The African Union Commission’s high representative on Cotonou has warned that keeping the ACP framework will make it harder for the EU to agree on a ‘continent-to-continent instrument’.
France: First supplier of imported products under Cameroon’s economic partnership with the EU
France is the first of four main suppliers for products imported to Cameroon under the economic partnership agreement with the European Union.
SACU, Mozambique and UK sign EPA agreement
The Trade Ministers from the SACU Member States, Mozambique and the United Kingdom signed the economic partnership agreement.
The EU and Solomon islands step up cooperation
EU official welcomed Solomon Islands’ interest in joining the existing Economic Partnership Agreement.
EU launches talks on new African trade pact
The new agreement will hopefully cover ‘trade-related areas, such as services, investment, technical barriers to trade, intellectual property rights as well as trade and sustainable development,’ says EU Commission.
ACP-EU partnership: economic priorities determined
Negotiators from the EU and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries met at the United Nations to determine the future of the ACP-EU partnership.
Pres. Weah signs several acts into law
The President signed the act ratifying the Economic Partnership Agreement between West African States, Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the European Union and its members.
EAC keeps Europe guessing two months to crucial meeting
Two months to the East African Community’s Summit, partner states are keeping the European Union guessing over the controversial Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) whose signing stalled in 2016.
UK, Sacu strike post Brexit trade deal
The UK has initiated an economic partnership agreement with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique (Sacu+M) that will allow business to keep trading freely after Brexit.
Trade impasse as EU seeks deal with entire EAC bloc
The EAC negotiated and concluded a bilateral trade agreement with the EU as a bloc, and it must remain as such, say sources at the European Commission.
EU-ACP Cotonou successor faces one year delay
Progress has been painfully slow on a pact between the EU and the 79 countries in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) community, and few officials now believe the successor deal will be concluded in time to come into force in January 2020.
Pacific CSO position on post Cotonou agreement
Despite the failures of the EPA to deliver real development to Pacific countries it looks as though the European Union will once again, through the Post Cotonou Agreement, push for enhanced and undistorted access for European investments to Pacific resources.
UK negotiates a post-Brexit EPA with Cameroon
The validation of a report on the trade impact of the bilateral Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between Cameroon and the United Kingdom is the first step before the actual start of negotiations.
Senegal: No to Auchan and any form of recolonization
Quite a few Senegalese people are fed up with the recolonization of their country by French capitalism. They have gathered among several citizen groups to resist it.
Rein in dairy exports to our continent: African farmers to EU
African dairy farmers protested outside the European Union HQ to demand that they don’t over-produce milk and then flood African markets.
Tanzania has good reasons not to sign the EPAs, say German Scholar
German scholar Prof Helmut Asche today April 15, said that Tanzania has good reasons not to sign the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with the European Union (EU).
ACP-EU countries conclude second round of talks on a new ambitious partnership
This new phase of the negotiations will ultimately lead to the creation of tailor-made pillars with each region, which are among the novelties to be introduced in the future ACP-EU Agreement.
TT signs UK trade agreement
One week after nine Cariforum countries signed an agreement with the United Kingdom to maintain preferential trade agreements if and when the UK leaves the European Union, Trinidad and Tobago also signed on to the agreement.
EU waits for Tanzania to back up change of heart on stalled trade deal
There is seemingly little economic incentive for Tanzanian President Magufuli to sign up to the EPA. Tanzania could already export its goods to the EU market under the ‘Everything But Arms’ agreement.
UK secures post-Brexit trade deal with group of Caribbean countries
Push to tie up rollover deals now covers about one third of UK’s £117bn annual trade.