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EU and ACP reaffirm commitment to WTO ahead of Buenos Aires ministerial meeting
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EU and ACP reaffirm commitment to WTO ahead of Buenos Aires ministerial meeting

Leaders of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries group gathered in Brussels on Friday (20 October 2017) in a ministerial meeting with the European Union attended by the World Trade Organization’s chief, Roberto Azevêdo, and Argentina’s representative for the WTO’s upcoming 11th ministerial conference, Susana Malcorra.   The gathering comes …

Parliament greenlights EU SADC agreement
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Parliament greenlights EU SADC agreement

The European Parliament agreed to the EU’s Economic Partnership Agreement with the Southern African Development Community. The region-to-region trade deal was adopted in June 2016, after more than a decade of negotiations. The EPA introduces reciprocal preferential market access between the EU on the one hand, and Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, and South …

Kenya and Rwanda save their trade preferences with EU by signing EAC EPA ahead of others
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Kenya and Rwanda save their trade preferences with EU by signing EAC EPA ahead of others

Kenya, Rwanda and the EU have signed a EU-East African Community EPA trade pact on Thursday (1 September 2016) in Brussels.   The Eastern African countries are in a move to salvage their trade preferences to the EU. Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary Adan Mohamed and Rwandan Minister for Trade François Kanimba did the trip to Brussels to …