Navigating New Waters

A Reader on ACP-EU Trade Relations

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An essential reader and reference tool for trade experts and interested parties, bringing together key analysis on all aspects of trade negotiations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states and the European Union.

The editors, both highly experienced in trade negotiations, have selected the most useful articles on all key aspects of trade negotiations, including market access, services, fisheries, regional integration, compatibility with the multilateral framework, the development dimension and capacity building in trade negotiations.

The introduction highlights the major concerns of the book, focusing on ensuring that the priorities of developing countries are addressed.

This publication is comprised of two volumes.



ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures

The scope and requirements of food safety (sanitary and phytosanitary - SPS) measures are increasingly replacing tariff barriers as the main concern of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries seeking to export to the European Union (EU). The ACP countries are beneficiaries of preferential access to the EU market under the Cotonou Agreement and the Generalised System of Preferences (GSP), in particular the Everything But Arms (EBA) initiative for least-developed countries (LDCs). However, they find the increasing coverage and sophistication of many of these SPS measures are preventing them from gaining maximum advantage from such arrangements.


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