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Economic Partnerships Cape Town – South Africa, 13-15 September 2010

Regional seminar on the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement

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From 13 to 15 September 2010 at the Commodore Hotel in Cape Town (South Africa) the European Union (EU) and TRALAC (Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa) 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.