The 2013 reform of the Common Agricultural Policy: What is at stake for developing countries?

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10 February 2011
10 February 2011
The European Union (EU) is about to embark on a new round of reform [1] of its controversial Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) to come into effect from 1 January 2014. The European Commission recently published a consultation paper which sets out a series of options for this reform [2]. This article...
10 February 2011
On the 18 November 2010, the European Commission (EC) published a Communication paper on the future of the Common Agriculture Policy (CAP), outlining three options for reform. The next CAP is expected to be politically contentious because it will affect the distribution of both direct and rural...
10 February 2011
European Commission adopted a new strategy document on Raw Materials The European Commission released a Communication on 2 February 2011 that defines measures to secure and improve access to raw materials for the European Union (EU). This document, entitled "Tackling the Challenges in Commodity...
10 February 2011
A number of challenges appear to be limiting the successful mainstreaming of gender considerations into the WTO’s Aid for Trade initiative. Focusing on the case of the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) as a mechanism through which Least Developed Countries (LDCs) access Aid for Trade technical...
10 February 2011
A number of technical assistance instruments have been implemented by donors and the international community to assist the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) in strengthening their trade related capacities and in enhancing their trade performance. However, these targeted technical assistance...
10 February 2011
In October 2008, the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Community (EC) and CARIFORUM (Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean Pacific States) marked an important shift in trade relations for Antigua and Barbuda. In December 2009, the Agreement was ratified and,...
10 February 2011
Most African countries have entered into Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with the European Union (EU) since 2002 and the latter's request to eliminate export taxes was one of the main "contentious" issues. This has raised increasing concerns among many African countries since it...
10 February 2011
ACP Countries Call For ‘Immediate Action’ on Cotton Subsidies The group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries has called for an “immediate” resumption of negotiations on cotton subsidies at the WTO, castigating the US for maintaining support measures that the global trade body’s dispute...
10 February 2011
Central African negotiations re-launched European and Central African Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiators held an informal meeting in Douala on 8-9 December 2010 to take stock of negotiations and clarify respective positions on several controversial issues. Preceded by a Central...
10 February 2011
February 30/01-4 Central Africa-EU technical negotiations meeting (potentially followed by RPTF), Brussels, Belgium 30/01-4 SADC Technical meetings to discuss Rules of Origin in the Fisheries sector, Namibia and Mozambique 31/01-2 Pacific Trade Officials meeting, Apia, Samoa 1CARIFORUM-EC...
10 February 2011
January 18-20 Trade Policy Review Body -Jamaica 26-30 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting February 7 Dispute Settlement Body 6-11 World Social Forum, Sénégal, Dakar 15-17 Trade Policy Review Body- Japan 22-23 WTO General Concil
10 February 2011
Bridging the credibility gap: Challenges for ACP-EU relations in 2011, James Mackie, Fatten Aggad, Henrike Klavert, ECDPM challenges paper, December 2010, www.ecdpm.org Council conclusions on the EU's trade policy, Council of the European Union Written procedure of 21 December 2010, www.consilium...