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Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement

Southern African region and the EU complete negotiations for an Economic Partnership Agreement

23 Jul 14  News
In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht, and by European Commissioner for Agriculture, Dacian Cioloş, the chief negotiators of the European Union and...
Conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement

Conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement

18 Jul 14  News
After ten years of preparations and negotiations, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the SADC EPA Group and the EU was ‘initialed’ by the Chief Negotiators on 15 ...
West African leaders back Economic Partnership Agreement with EU

West African leaders back Economic Partnership Agreement with EU

14 Jul 14  News
In a move welcomed by European Commissioner for trade Karel De Gucht, the heads of 16 West African states yesterday decided to sign the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with th...
Status of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) countries

Status of the Economic Partnership Agreement negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) countries

25 Jun 14  Publications
Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) is a diverse Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) group including Indian Ocean islands (Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius and Seychelles), countries ...
The possible effects on the Namibian economy of the signing or non-signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Commission as on 1 October 2014

The possible effects on the Namibian economy of the signing or non-signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement with the European Commission as on 1 October 2014

12 Jun 14  Publications
The relationship between the European Commission (EC) and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries is governed by the Agreement that was signed in Cotonou in June 20...

Cost benefit analysis of socioeconomic implications of a possible signature or non-signature of an Economic Partnership Agreement for Namibia and some repercussions for member states of the Southern African Customs Union

12 Jun 14  Publications
The document titled The possible effects on the Namibian Economy of the signing or non-signing of the EPA with the European Commission sketched only the possible direct negative ef...
Russia getting support from European Commission in Ukraine gas talks - minister

Russia getting support from European Commission in Ukraine gas talks - minister

03 Jun 14  News
The European Commission has effectively supported the Russian position in the second and third round of talks on payment of Ukraine’s gas debt to Russia, Energy Minister Alexande...
Decision by the European Commission’s standing committee on plant health regarding the importation of South African citrus

Decision by the European Commission’s standing committee on plant health regarding the importation of South African citrus

02 Jun 14  News
The phytosanitary measures for Citrus Black Spot (CBS) on fruit imported from South Africa have been a point of discussion in the European Union (EU) by the Standing Committee on P...
US and Europe must approach trade partnership talks in responsible manner

US and Europe must approach trade partnership talks in responsible manner

14 May 14  News
The Dialogue Forum on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the United States of America and the European Union that took part in Berlin on May 5 ahead ...
Europe considers dropping ban on South African orange juice

Europe considers dropping ban on South African orange juice

30 Apr 14  News
The European Commission has proposed dropping a ban on South African citrus imports to keep orange juice on Europe’s breakfast tables this summer but said it could be re-imposed ...
Ghana to be guided by collective position of ECOWAS on EPA

Ghana to be guided by collective position of ECOWAS on EPA

22 Apr 14  News
Mr Haruna Iddrisu, Minister of Trade and Industry, on Thursday said Ghana would be guided by the collective position of the Economic Community of West African States on the Economi...
Africa, EU agree to work on outstanding EPAs issues

Africa, EU agree to work on outstanding EPAs issues

08 Apr 14  News
Africa and the European Union (EU) agreed at the end of the EU-Africa summit held in Brussels, Belgium last week, to continue working on outstanding Economic Partnership Agree...
Europe-Africa relations: Well-intentioned diplomatic disaster?

Europe-Africa relations: Well-intentioned diplomatic disaster?

01 Apr 14  News
At the 4th EU-Africa Summit, a number of issues might push tensions high. The 4th EU-Africa Summit takes place in Brussels on 2-3 April. For months, there seemed to be a...
Namibia expects to miss deadline for renewing Europe trade deal

Namibia expects to miss deadline for renewing Europe trade deal

13 Feb 14  News
Namibia said it won’t be able to renew a trade deal with the European Union by the time an existing agreement expires in October because the 28-nation bloc is inflexible over foo...
Export permits on specific agricultural exports from South Africa to the European Union

Export permits on specific agricultural exports from South Africa to the European Union

05 Feb 14  Discussion
Willemien Viljoen, tralac Researcher, discusses tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and export permits under the TDCA between South Africa and the European Union In the Government Gaze...
EAC states fail to strike trade deal with Europe

EAC states fail to strike trade deal with Europe

03 Feb 14  News
The just concluded negotiations on the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between East Africa Community (EAC) member states and the European Union (EU) markets have once again ...
Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) – State of play, future perspectives and implementation

Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) – State of play, future perspectives and implementation

15 Oct 13  News
Address by Karel De Gucht, European Trade Commissioner, to the EU-ACP Joint Ministerial Trade Committee, Brussels, 11 October 2013 Ministers, This is now the fourth time tha...
Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 9-13 September 2013

Capacity building at tralac – Geek Week, 9-13 September 2013

18 Sep 13  Event
As an essential part of tralac’s capacity building mandate in Southern Africa, we conducted the annual trade data accessing, collation and interpretation training exercise (...
The EU Generalised System of Preferences: An overview of proposed reforms

The EU Generalised System of Preferences: An overview of proposed reforms

02 May 12  Publications
European countries through the European Commission (EC) have embarked on a reform process that aims to focus the non-reciprocal trade preferences offered under the European Union (...
Regional Seminar on EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations, 13-15 September 2010

Regional Seminar on EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations, 13-15 September 2010

27 Sep 10  Event
From 13 to 15 September 2010 in Cape Town, South Africa, the European Union (EU) and tralac jointly hosted an information seminar on the EU-SADC (Southern African Development Commu...

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