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.



Small States in the Banana Dispute and the Lessons to be Learnt from their Experience

The high-profile and long-running transatlantic dispute over the European Union's (EU) banana import regime was widely perceived as a straight-forward fracas between the EU on the one hand and the US and Latin American exporters on the other. In reality, however, it involved a diverse mix of participants, including some of the world's smallest states, which had a decisive bearing on the evolution of the regime. Among the most determined and active were Caribbean exporters, led by the tiny Windward Islands.


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