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Tag: Economic Partnership Agreements

The impact of regional integration on Nigeria’s imports: A case of ECOWAS Common External Tariff on agro-processing

The impact of regional integration on Nigeria’s imports: A case of ECOWAS Common External Tariff on agro-processing

07 Dec 16  Publications
There have been several attempts to foster deep integration within West Africa in times past to take advantage of the well-known gains from this regional integration. These gains i...
Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

Trade Implications of Brexit for South African Agricultural Trade and Trade Policy

23 Nov 16  Publications
The objective of this paper is to set the background for a discussion and analysis of the old Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) and its replacement the SADC Econom...
Court to rule on whether the EAC EPA should be signed: What lessons for REC Integration Efforts?

Court to rule on whether the EAC EPA should be signed: What lessons for REC Integration Efforts?

23 Nov 16  Discussion
Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate, comments on the lodgement of a civil suit by a Tanzanian national in the EAC Court of Justice opposing the signing of the EAC Economic Partnershi...
South Africa’s transition from TDCA to EPA: Agricultural market access

South Africa’s transition from TDCA to EPA: Agricultural market access

04 Nov 16  News
The European Union and the Republic of South Africa concluded a Trade, Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) which came into effect on 1 January 2000. The TDCA “Trad...
Southern Africa reaps EU trade benefits

Southern Africa reaps EU trade benefits

03 Nov 16  News
Five southern African countries – Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland – have opened a new chapter in their bilateral relations with the European Union (EU) f...
The Economic Impact of the SADC EPA Group-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

The Economic Impact of the SADC EPA Group-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

11 Oct 16  News
An analysis prepared by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade On 3 April 2014, Heads of State and Governments of Africa and of the European Union gathered at t...
Entry into force of the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Entry into force of the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

10 Oct 16  News
Joint Press Release from the Department of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa and the EU Delegation to the Republic of South Africa Benefits of a new trade de...
Kenya: Parliamentary Memorandum on the Economic Partnership Agreement between EAC partner states and the EU

Kenya: Parliamentary Memorandum on the Economic Partnership Agreement between EAC partner states and the EU

12 Sep 16  News
On Wednesday, September 7, 2016, Parliament received the final version of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) as signed by the Government Republic of Kenya on 1st September 20...
Civil society views on the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Civil society views on the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

05 Aug 16  News
We, the members of Civil Society Organizations working on Trade, fiscal and trade related issues in the EAC, would like to present our observations and recommen-dations in respect ...
International Trade MEPs back trade deal with six African countries

International Trade MEPs back trade deal with six African countries

18 Jul 16  News
The EP Trade committee gave its green light to an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with six member states of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on Thursday. The...
Economic Partnership Agreements: A case of unfortunate timing?

Economic Partnership Agreements: A case of unfortunate timing?

13 Jul 16  News
In preparing this paper, Stephen Lande and Dennis Matanda leverage their extensive first-hand experience with both the African Union and Africa’s regional economic communities. T...
EU signs Economic Partnership Agreement with Southern African countries

EU signs Economic Partnership Agreement with Southern African countries

10 Jun 16  News
This development-oriented agreement is the first of its kind with an African region pursuing regional economic integration. The European Union and six countries of the Southern Af...
The Economic Impact of the West Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

The Economic Impact of the West Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

02 Jun 16  News
An analysis prepared by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade On 3 April 2014, Heads of State and Governments of Africa and of the European Union gathered at t...
Historic EU trade deal to be signed in Botswana

Historic EU trade deal to be signed in Botswana

27 May 16  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) and the European Union (EU) have wrapped up negotiations for the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), and are expected to sign th...
ITAC’s agricultural safeguard investigation into chicken imports from the EU and the transition   from the TDCA to the EU-SADC EPA

ITAC’s agricultural safeguard investigation into chicken imports from the EU and the transition from the TDCA to the EU-SADC EPA

24 Feb 16  Discussion
William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, discusses agricultural safeguards and South Africa’s impending transition from the TDCA to the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement The Inte...
European Parliament Committee on Development issues draft opinion on the conclusion of the West Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

European Parliament Committee on Development issues draft opinion on the conclusion of the West Africa-EU Economic Partnership Agreement

08 Jan 16  News
Draft Opinion of the Committee on Development on the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the West African States, ...
Economic partnership with EU vital for Nigeria’s development, says Commissioner Malmström

Economic partnership with EU vital for Nigeria’s development, says Commissioner Malmström

06 Nov 15  News
Cecilia Malmström, EU Trade Commissioner, visited Lagos, Nigeria on 5 November 2015, where she spoke at the EU-Nigeria Business Forum and meeting with government, business and civ...
Update on Economic Partnership Agreements between the EU and African regions

Update on Economic Partnership Agreements between the EU and African regions

04 Nov 15  Discussion
William Mwanza, tralac Researcher, provides an update on the state of play in the EPA negotiations between the European Union and African regions An Economic Partnership Agreement...
EU-Southern Africa trade deal to be signed in Botswana in May

EU-Southern Africa trade deal to be signed in Botswana in May

29 Oct 15  News
The European Union (EU) and five Southern African Development Community states will meet in Botswana in May to sign a trade deal that has taken at least 10 years to complete. A da...
Economic Partnership Agreements: What has Africa gained and what can it lose?

Economic Partnership Agreements: What has Africa gained and what can it lose?

01 Sep 15  News
ACP countries were required for the first time to negotiate reciprocal, though asymmetric trade agreements, with a major – and developed – trading partner, the EU, giving birth...

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