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Economic Partnership Agreements: The Final Countdown

24 March 2014 11:51 am
24 March 2014 12:51 pm

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Organiser: UK Parliament.

Economic Partnership Agreements are a scheme to create a free trade area (FTA) between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP). They are a response to continuing criticism that the non-reciprocal and discriminating preferential trade agreements offered by the EU are incompatible with WTO rules. The EPAs are a key element of the Cotonou Agreement, the latest agreement in the history of ACP-EU Development Cooperation and were supposed to take effect as of 2008, but as of February 2013 the negotiations are not yet completed.


House of Commons
Cromwell Green
United Kingdom

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