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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...
SADC, EU inch closer to ratifying EPA agreement

SADC, EU inch closer to ratifying EPA agreement

20 Jul 15  News
The European Union (EU) and Southern African Development Community (SADC) are on the verge of finalising the signing of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).  Negotiations...
New study: Assessment of economic benefits generated by the EU trade regimes towards the developing countries

New study: Assessment of economic benefits generated by the EU trade regimes towards the developing countries

07 Jul 15  News
It is a well-known fact that EU trade policy is a significant tool for development policy. Indeed, the EU has a long tradition of granting preferential access into its market for e...

The legal framework and state of play of Economic Partnership Agreements between the EU and African regions

29 Oct 14  Publications
The Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the European Union (EU) and respective African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries are regional agreements aimed at prom...
EPA conclusion – no time for complacency: IPPR

EPA conclusion – no time for complacency: IPPR

23 Sep 14  News
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has warned in its latest Economy Watch Namibia publication, that although relief has been brought to affected industries, there is n...
SADC EPA Workshop, 23 August 2014

SADC EPA Workshop, 23 August 2014

27 Aug 14  Event
tralac held a workshop on 23 August, 2014, in Cape Town, to discuss the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that negotiators of the SADC EPA parties and the European Union (EU) in...
Legal and institutional aspects of the SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

Legal and institutional aspects of the SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

27 Aug 14  Publications
It has taken ten years to negotiate the SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (SADC EPA). Negotiators of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) parties initialled the text...
The Conclusion of the SADC EPA

The Conclusion of the SADC EPA

23 Jul 14  Discussion
by Gerhard Erasmus, tralac Associate The initialling of the text of the SADC Economic Partnership Agreement last week is a major event. It means there is a final text, which will ...

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