Economic Partnerships Kampala, Uganda, 28-29 May 2008
ESA/EAC Seminar on Trade in Services and Investments in the EPA negotiations
A seminar organised by the European Commission to shed light on the issues of services and investments that are under discussion in the on-going negotiations towards full Economic Partnership Agreements.
Following the example of similar workshops, the objective of this meeting was to understand the importance of the services sector for the development of the economies and the business climate of the region. Furthermore, the participants could get a detailed overview of the GATS arrangements and the legal requirements that need to be adhered to in services liberalisation under a trade agreement.
The presentations made at the seminar and the programme are available below for further information.
- Programme of the seminar
- COMESA Secretariat: Importance of services in ESA
- Isabelle Ramdoo, MFA, Mauritius: ESA's Proposed Framework in the context of EPA negotiations in trade in services
- Mwila Mukosa Daka, Ministry of Trade, Zambia: Liberalizing the Financial Services Sector
- Pascal Kerneis, ESF: Business Perspective and Ambitions - The EU View
- EC DG Trade: Perspective on negotiating sucessfully services and investment From the interim EPAs to the full EPA
- EC DG Trade: General Agreement on Trade in Services
- EC Delegation Kampala: Development Cooperation and Services
- EC DG Trade: Other aspects of EPAs - Scope and Perspectives