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.



In Defence of the ACP Submission on Special and Differential Treatment in GATT Article XXIV

Negotiations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states and the European Union (EU) on economic partnership agreements (EPAs) pose significant challenges, and possible opportunities. The challenges are to design the contents of EPAs that would promote the opportunities agreed upon in the Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA), that EPAs would be instruments of development and fuller integration of ACP states into the world economy, and to strengthen their regional integration processes. Critical to this process is for ACP states to secure in concrete, explicit, operational and mandatory terms, special and differential treatment (SDT) in EPAs while ensuring their WTO-compatibility.


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