Regional Seminar on EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations, 13-15 September 2010
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 Community) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
The event aimed at providing for a platform for exchange of views on benefits and challenges of the EPA in the SADC EPA Group region. It brought together 65 representatives of the public and private sector from SADC EPA Group countries (Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland) with a view to help stakeholders better understand the EPA and its potential impact on the national and regional economic climate and business realities.
EU and tralac experts, along with experts from government, academia and independent think tanks, discussed the state of play of EU-SADC EPA Group negotiations, including technical and outstanding issues, and the way forward.
More information about the workshop, as well as workshop presentations and materials, is available on the European Commission: Trade website.