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.



Talking Trade: Practical Insights on the Capacity to Conduct Trade Negotiations

International trade has grown at a seemingly exponential rate over the last decades and has been playing an increasingly important role in the development strategy of poor nations. For the developing countries that can develop their ability to integrate into global markets, and make effective use of the opportunities offered by new trade opportunities, the potential benefits, although difficult to quantify, are undeniably large, including for the poorer countries (e.g. Hertel and Winters, 2006; Polaski, 2006). However, trade liberalisation also entails significant adjustment costs and often necessitates profound policy and institutional changes (e.g. Bacchetta and Jansen, 2002).


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