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  1. Economic Partnerships: EU trade policy and Africa's exports
    • Abstract: This factsheet provides an overview of how the EU's trade policy is encouraging Africa's exports - also comparing with the schemes put in place by other major trade partners of Africa. Most African countries are exporting to the EU on a duty-free or preferential basis. For African exporters, the EU is the world's most open market. The EU is Africa's main customer – especially for food and manufactured products. The factsheet is based on public WTO information and data from UNCTAD and Eurostat.
    • 23 November 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 381Kb
  2. Economic Partnerships: Putting Partnership into Practice
    • Abstract: This brochure recalls the basic features of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA), showing specific success stories that are already emerging in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The aim is to promote dialogue on EPA implementation and exchange best practice.
    • 22 November 2017
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 655Kb
  3. Economic Partnerships: State of play - Economic Partnership Agreements
    • Abstract: Regular update of the FTAs for the six ACP regions
    • 16 November 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 321Kb
  4. Economic Partnerships: Tariff liberalisation under the West Africa - EU EPA
    • Abstract: The objective of this factsheet is to present the commitments on tariff liberalisation set out in the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and West Africa. All goods from West Africa (except arms and ammunitions) will enter the EU duty-free quota-free from the first day of application of the Agreement. This is especially important for a country like Nigeria which, as a middle-income country, can only benefit at this stage from the EU's Generalised Scheme for Preferences. The EPA will therefore improve Nigeria's access to the EU market, especially for transformed agricultural and industrial goods. West Africa excluded 25% of tariff lines from liberalisation, mostly agricultural goods and industrial finished goods to protect local production: for those tariff lines, EU products will still be faced with normal duties as they are now. For other products, mostly inputs to West African production, tariffs will be liberalised gradually between 5 to 20 years after the application of the agreement.
    • 1 September 2017
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 502Kb
  5. Economic Partnerships: Rejoinder on the interim EPA with Ghana
    • Abstract: Rejoinder on the interim Economic Partnership Agreement with Ghana by the EU Ambassador to Ghana
    • 14 August 2017
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 312Kb
  6. Economic Partnerships: Letter for renewal of the EU Cariforum May 2017
    • Abstract: Letter sent to civil society organisations regarding the renewal of the EU CARIFORUM advisory group.
    • 10 May 2017
    • Type: Issues and policies
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 36Kb
  7. Economic Partnerships: Communiqué 1ère réunion du Comité APE Côte d’Ivoire - UE (avril 2017)
    • Abstract: Communiqué conjoint suite à la première réunion du Comité APE Côte d’Ivoire -Union européenne, 4-5 avril 2017, Abidjan
    • Languages:
    • 5 April 2017
    • Type: Press release
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 129Kb
  8. Economic Partnerships: Fiche d'information - APE intérimaire Côte d'Ivoire - UE
    • Abstract: Accord de partenariat économique intérimaire entre la Côte d'Ivoire et l'Union Européenne - Fiche d’information -
    • Languages:
    • 16 February 2017
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 126Kb
  9. Economic Partnerships: Factsheet - Interim EPA between Ghana and the EU
    • Abstract: Interim Economic Partnership Agreement between Ghana and the European Union - Factsheet
    • 16 February 2017
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 121Kb
  10. Economic Partnerships: EPA factsheet
    • Abstract: Factsheet and FAQ
    • 8 February 2017
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 229Kb
  11. Economic Partnerships: Benefits of Economic partnerships
    • Abstract: Supporting businesses and communities in ACP countries
    • 17 November 2016
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 248Kb
  12. Economic Partnerships: Speech: EU-SADC EPA - Why it matters
    • Abstract: Speech delivered by Cecilia Malmström, Commissioner for Trade, at the signing Ceremony of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement, in Kasane, Botswana.
    • 10 June 2016
    • Type: Speeches and articles
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 108Kb
  13. Economic Partnerships: Economic Partnership Agreement with West Africa-Facts and figures
    • Abstract: The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with West Africa covers goods and development cooperation. The EPA will help West Africa to integrate better into the global trading system and will support investment and economic growth in the region. For West Africa, the EPA will increase exports to the EU, stimulate investment and contribute to developing productive capacity, with a positive effect on employment. The EPA provides a competitive advantage to West African producers especially on transformed products, and is coupled with strong development cooperation programmes towards private sector. The EPA will support necessary reforms and promote economic and social development. Its implementation will strengthen regional integration. For the EU, it opens new business opportunities and increases legal certainty for European investors in the region. It gives both partners practical tools for solving any potential problem and stepping up trade cooperation.
    • Languages:
    • 18 September 2015
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 130Kb
  14. Economic Partnerships: Speech: The way ahead for the EU-Cariforum Economic Partnership Agreement
    • Abstract: Speech delivered by EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström at the 3rd meeting of the EU-CARIFORUM Joint EPA Council, in Georgetown, Guyana
    • 16 July 2015
    • Type: Speeches and articles
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 136Kb
  15. Economic Partnerships: Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and West Africa - compact formatting
    • Abstract: This is a compact formatted version of the EPA between West Africa and the EU. The text of the agreement with annex is available at http://ec.europa.eu/trade/policy/countries-and-regions/regions/west-africa/
    • 1 December 2014
    • Type: Official document
    • Source: Commission
    • Format: PDF 350Kb
  16. Economic Partnerships: Joint Communique
    • Abstract: The second meeting of the EPA Committee under the Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA) between the Eastern and Southern Africa region and the EU was held in Mauritius on 14th and 15th May 2013
    • 15 May 2013
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Other source
    • Format: PDF 82Kb
  17. Economic Partnerships: Trade in agriculture and standards:raising income, preserving resources
    • Abstract: EU-SADC-EPA seminar Gaberone, Botswana, 15.11.2012 Presentation given by Francis Fay
    • 15 November 2012
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Other source
    • Format: PDF 960Kb
  18. Economic Partnerships: European Investment Bank Financing Opportunities
    • Abstract: Regional Seminar on the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement Gaborone, Botswana Presentation from EIB Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Regionalo Office
    • 15 November 2012
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Other source
    • Format: PDF 1162Kb
  19. Economic Partnerships: Leveraging Services Trade Liberalization for Enhanced Food Security in SADC
    • Abstract: Regional Seminar on the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement Gaborone, Botswana Presentation given by Christopher Wood; SAIIA
    • 15 November 2012
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Other source
    • Format: PDF 476Kb
  20. Economic Partnerships: Market Access to the EU for the Namibian Fisheries Sector.
    • Abstract: Regional Seminar on the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement. 14-15 November 2012, Gaborone, Botswana Market Access to the EU for the Namibian Fisheries Sector. Presented by Matti Amukwa, Chairman - Confederation of Namibian Fishing Associations
    • 15 November 2012
    • Type: Other
    • Source: Other source
    • Format: PDF 1736Kb

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