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.



Reform of EU Export Subsidies on Sugar: The Legal and Economic Implications for the ACP Countries

ACP countries have preferential terms of access for their sugar exports to the EU. The sugar Protocol of the Lomé Agreement gives (indefinite) duty-free access for agreed quantities of sugar at guaranteed (protected domestic EU) prices to specific ACP Protocol countries. This results in these ACP countries receiving prices for their sugar exports to the EU that are in excess of those on the world market, and a corresponding transfer of income that embodies a significant element of rent or ‘aid’.


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