The large increase of plantation infrastructure in occupied Western Sahara at the time when Morocco and the EU were negotiating a trade agreement suggests that the Moroccan government and the Moroccan/French companies involved had expected the trade agreement to go through.
The European Court of Justice is due to hear a case on Tuesday (19 July) examining the EU’s role in facilitating exploitation of Africa’s last colony by one of Europe’s close allies.
The EU Court has now officially confirmed that five EU Member States will intervene in favour of Morocco in the proceedings to reverse the Court’s decision to halt imports from occupied Western Sahara through a trade deal with Morocco.
A handful of EU Member States will intervene in the European Court proceedings in favour of Morocco, asking the Court to reverse its decision to cancel the EU-Morocco trade deal in occupied Western Sahara.
The head for fruits and vegetables at COAG is requesting in the European Parliament for the immediate implementation of the ruling cancelling the agreement for free agricultural trade between the EU and Morocco because of the illegal inclusion of Western Sahara.
All four members states of the EFTA free trade association conclude in the same way as the Court of Justice of the European Union. Goods from Western Sahara cannot be inluded in free trade agreements with Morocco.
The Official Journal of the European Union has published the appeal brought by the EU Council against the Court of Justice of the EU’s decision to annul the EU-Morocco agricultural agreement insofar as it applies in Western Sahara.
EU trade agreements with Morocco and Vietnam could see rough times ahead after criticism of the lack of impact assessment on human rights.
Human Rights Watch states that "countries should not import goods produced in Western Sahara labeled as Made in Morocco or under preferential tariff agreements with Morocco".
The European Union has appealed the judgement from the EU Court of Justice.
The European Court of Justice has this morning ordered the annulment of a trade agreement between Morocco and the European Union since it includes the territory of Western Sahara.
A proposed agreement on protective measures for products linked to specific geographical locations, fails manifestly in understanding the geographic stretch of Morocco.
In refering the case on the questionable legality of UK imports from Western Saharan products to the European Court of Justice, the UK Judge stated that "there is an arguable case of a manifest error by the [European] Commission in understanding and applying international law relevant to these agreements.”
Massive numbers of Saharawi refugees gathered to send a clear message to Irish oil company San Leon Energy which is looking for oil in their occupied homeland: "San Leon: go home".
Le Maroc va désormais évaluer l’impact des accords de libre-échange, avant de les signer.
La diplomatie économique du Royaume du Maroc fait de la promotion des échanges Sud-Sud un choix stratégique du pays
The European Union Court examined Tuesday the appeal of the Polisario Front against the agricultural agreement concluded in 2000 between the European Union and Morocco, and the decision on this issue will be given in a few months
The European Court of Justice will assess the EU-Morocco agricultural agreement over Western Sahara on 16 June
If Morocco signs the FTA with Canada, it will become the first African country to enter into a free trade agreement with Canada
Le déclin de la production est imputable à la stratégie commerciale des grandes surfaces pour faire chuter les cours grâce aux accords bilatéraux que la Commission européenne a négocié avec des pays tiers comme le Maroc.