ECDPM. 2006. EPA Development Support: Possible scenarios for EPA-related support mechanisms (InBrief 16B). Maastricht: ECDPM.
This EPA Development Support InBrief series concentrates on the reforms, institutional development, accompanying measures and financial support necessary to enable African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and regions to benefit from the potential opportunities that a new trade regime such as economic partnership agreements (EPAs) with the European Union (EU) could offer for their sustainable development. www.ecdpm.org/epasupportinbriefs.
African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries and regions are experiencing significant capacity constraints, which impede their ability both to negotiate economic partnership agreements (EPAs) with the European Union (EU) and to adequately implement an EPA. In order for ACP countries and regions to take advantage of the potential benefits of an EPA, they need to engage in complementary reforms and adopt appropriate accompanying measures, address their supply side constraints and the competitiveness of their products.