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E Africa business council in new push for countries to sign EPAs

E Africa business council in new push for countries to sign EPAs

30 Jun 16  News
Further delay in signing the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) will hamper East African Community partner states’ export to the European Union market, the East African Busines...
The European Union sets its sights high on ambitions with China

The European Union sets its sights high on ambitions with China

23 Jun 16  News
The High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and the European Commission on 22 June 2016 adopted a Joint Communication, entitled “Elements for a n...
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...
Africa sees reasons for UK to ditch the European Union

Africa sees reasons for UK to ditch the European Union

25 May 16  News
It is a curious coincidence that, with the UK vote on membership of the European Union next month, the future of the bloc is uncertain when some in Africa lament the implementation...
WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures: Activities of the Europe-ACP Liaison Committee

WTO Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures: Activities of the Europe-ACP Liaison Committee

10 Mar 16  News
This report has been prepared for the Formal Meeting of the World Trade Organisation Committee on Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures, 16-17 March 2016. CONTEXT The Europe-...
The European Union and the African Union: A statistical portrait

The European Union and the African Union: A statistical portrait

26 Feb 16  News
This “statistical portrait” 2015 edition presents a broad comparison between the situation of the European Union, including EFTA members and Candidate countries, and the Africa...
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...
Trade for All: European Commission presents new trade and investment strategy

Trade for All: European Commission presents new trade and investment strategy

15 Oct 15  News
The Commission is proposing a new trade and investment strategy for the European Union, entitled ‘Trade for All: Towards a more responsible trade and investment policy’. The n...
Could Europe’s historical trade links offset China slump?

Could Europe’s historical trade links offset China slump?

14 Oct 15  News
Fears that a slowing China will cause world trade to stagnate could be overstated, given European nations’ long-standing trade links with emerging markets (EMs) across Latin Amer...
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...
The EiB: An effective implementing partner for European Development Policy

The EiB: An effective implementing partner for European Development Policy

13 Jul 15  News
Over the decades, the EU’s development policies have been anchored in its partnership agreements with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of countries. These agreement...
European Union gives Sh1bn to boost Kenyan exports

European Union gives Sh1bn to boost Kenyan exports

28 May 15  News
The European Union (EU) has channelled 12.1 million euros (Sh1.26bn) to various players in Kenya’s export industry in a bid to save the ailing sector. The money is to be s...
European Parliament’s Trade Committee wastes ground-breaking opportunity on conflict minerals

European Parliament’s Trade Committee wastes ground-breaking opportunity on conflict minerals

16 Apr 15  News
Joint Civil Society Public Statement Today [14 April 2015] the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade (INTA) wasted a ground-breaking opportunity to tackle the d...
South Africa alleges “inconsistent” citrus inspections in Southern Europe

South Africa alleges “inconsistent” citrus inspections in Southern Europe

24 Feb 15  News
South African delegates will soon be touring several European nations in a bid to clarify citrus black spot (CBS) inspection procedures, which are estimated to be squeezing more th...
Why Europe needs to regulate the trade in minerals

Why Europe needs to regulate the trade in minerals

03 Dec 14  News
“That diamond upon your finger, say how came it yours?” asks Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. “Thou’lt torture me,” responds the villainous Iachimo, “to leave unspo...
European Union hesitates to import Kenya’s produce even as GMO war rages

European Union hesitates to import Kenya’s produce even as GMO war rages

18 Nov 14  News
Last week’s promise by members of the European Union (EU) that they would allow genetically modified foods from Kenya into their region may have been premature, with the European...

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