Tag: EU-Africa relations

Tanzanian sues to stop Kenya from concluding trade deal with Europe

Tanzanian sues to stop Kenya from concluding trade deal with Europe

17 Nov 16  News
Kenya’s quest to close an economic partnership agreement (EPA) with the European Union ahead of next year’s deadline has run into fresh head winds after a Tanzanian lodged a ...
EU’s EPA strategy detrimental to Africa – ECOWAS farmers

EU’s EPA strategy detrimental to Africa – ECOWAS farmers

07 Nov 16  News
The Economic Community of West Africa States (ECOWAS’) farmers have called on African leaders to resist the pressure being put on them by the European Union to sign the Economic ...
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...
New tariffs as EPA kicks in

New tariffs as EPA kicks in

21 Oct 16  News
Finance minister Calle Schlettwein yesterday said a new tariff book will be gazetted next month as part of Namibia's Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union. ...
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...
European MPs warn EAC to be cautious on EU trade deal

European MPs warn EAC to be cautious on EU trade deal

23 Sep 16  News
The proposed Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the East African Community and the European Union is not ideal for the region and could stifle the infant industries if pa...
Sigh of relief as Europe gives East Africa four months to sign EPA

Sigh of relief as Europe gives East Africa four months to sign EPA

12 Sep 16  News
Kenya has received a four-month reprieve to ratify the trade agreement it signed with the European Union in Brussels on August 29, providing a ray of hope for exporters&n...
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...
EAC heads put off EPA signing for three months

EAC heads put off EPA signing for three months

09 Sep 16  News
Heads of State of the East African Community (EAC) have delayed the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) for three months pending furthe...
Civil Society Statement on the current state of play of the EPAs after the European Commission’s latest ultimatum

Civil Society Statement on the current state of play of the EPAs after the European Commission’s latest ultimatum

09 Sep 16  News
The undersigned civil society organisations attending the Conference “The future of integration in the content of Europe-Africa trade relations – Overcoming paradoxical pattern...
EAC-Europe deal stalemate calls into question regional integration

EAC-Europe deal stalemate calls into question regional integration

08 Sep 16  News
The East African Community (EAC’s) solidarity came into question on Monday during the Council of Ministers meeting, when member states were accused for prioritising national in...
Burundi says will not sign EPAs; Dar mulls decision as Uganda backs Kenya, Rwanda

Burundi says will not sign EPAs; Dar mulls decision as Uganda backs Kenya, Rwanda

05 Sep 16  News
Tanzania has said that its decision on whether to sign a trade deal with the European Union will be known after Monday’s EAC Council of Ministers meeting in Arusha, as Burundi ...
The EPA has been hammered out over 12 years; it safeguards all our interests

The EPA has been hammered out over 12 years; it safeguards all our interests

05 Sep 16  News
Now that Kenya and Rwanda have gone ahead and signed the EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (on Thursday, September 1), putting an end to a torturous nail-biting wait by Kenya...
Uganda makes U-turn, says ready to sign EPA

Uganda makes U-turn, says ready to sign EPA

02 Sep 16  News
Uganda has reversed its decision to delay the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union. Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde said the governmen...
Kenya pursuing her own deal after region’s EPA deadlock

Kenya pursuing her own deal after region’s EPA deadlock

31 Aug 16  News
Kenya has sent a delegation to the European Union for talks, to shield the country from heavy taxes on its exports, as closing the Economic Partnership Agreement by October appears...
EPA: Kenya’s fate now lies with heads of state

EPA: Kenya’s fate now lies with heads of state

22 Aug 16  News
Kenya has left the fate of the controversial Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Union in the hands of the EAC heads of state, whose meeting was rescheduled to next ...
Nigeria to lose $1.3trn by 2026 to EPA arrangement – Report

Nigeria to lose $1.3trn by 2026 to EPA arrangement – Report

16 Aug 16  News
A report authored by Social Action, a social development organisation, indicates that Nigeria stands to loose up to $1.3 trillion in forms of customs duties, taxation and other rev...
Kenya in last-ditch efforts to woo its regional partners to sign EPA with EU

Kenya in last-ditch efforts to woo its regional partners to sign EPA with EU

15 Aug 16  News
Ministers responsible for regional integration will hold talks this week in a last-ditch effort to get the East Africa Community to continue negotiating for an international...
The inherent dangers for the EAC signing the EAC-EU EPA

The inherent dangers for the EAC signing the EAC-EU EPA

15 Aug 16  News
Statement prepared by SEATINI-Uganda for the extra-ordinary meeting of EAC partner states to take a decision on the EPA, to be held on 18 August 2016 Introduction There are numer...