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Regional Groupings and EPA Negotiation Configurations

African Regional and SubRegional Economic Integration Groupings and the Regional Economic Partnerships Agreement (EPA) Negotiations Configurations

2010

ECDPM. 2010. African Regional and SubRegional Economic Integration Groupings and the Regional Economic Partnerships Agreement (EPA) Negotiations Configurations. Maastricht: European Centre for Development Policy Management.

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Overlapping memberships: African regional and sub-regional groupings.

The diagram shows the spaghetti bowl of African regional integration agreements. It illustrates the complexity of overlapping country memberships in multiple regional groupings. This is a major challenge in the implementation of commitments towards effective regional integration.

Countries that have initialed or signed an Economic Partnership Agreement with Europe are in bold.

Regional Groupings and EPA Negotiation Configurations

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