22 October 2009

ACP-EU Events


5-7 Africa-EU Workshop on Resources for the implementation of the Joint Africa- EU Strategy, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

8-9  Joint Africa-EU Strategy:  Africa-EU Joint Task Force in enlarged format, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

8 -28  Meeting of the CARICOM Council for Trade and Economic Development, Barbados

9-10  Convocation of leading stakeholder representatives on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, Bridgetown, Barbados

12  DG Trade Civil Society Dialogue on development aspects of Economic Partnership Agreements, Brussels, Belgium

12-13  EPA Chief Regional Negotiators meetings, ACP Secretariat, Brussels, Belgium

12-14  Joint Africa-EU Strategy: experts and senior officials meeting and 13th Africa-EU Ministerial Troika meeting, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

15-16  ECOWAS-EU ministerial meeting, Abuja, Nigeria

19-23  Aid for Trade roundtable and Pacific ACP trade officials meeting, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

19-24  Meeting of experts on the market access offer of the EU-West Africa EPA, Abidjan, Nigeria (venue TBC)

22-24  European Development Days, Stockholm, Sweden

26-28  Pacific Forum economic ministers meeting, Rarotonga, Cook Islands

28-30  4th ACP-EU Joint Regional Parliamentary meeting, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso


2-4  COMESA Trade and Customs Committee meeting, Mombasa, Kenya

2-6  West Africa: experts, senior officials and chief negotiators meeting (venue TBC)

9-10  3rd ACP Civil Society Forum, Brussels, Belgium

13  1st meeting of the Joint Council of the CARIFORUM-EC EPA (venue TBC)

16-18  90th Session of the ACP Council of Ministers, Brussels, Belgium

23-26  Commonwealth Business Forum, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

23-27  SADC round of experts, senior officials, and ministerial negotiations, Brussels,  Belgium.

25- 3  18th Session of the ACP - EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly, Luanda, Angola

27-29  Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago
WTO Events


7-9  Trade Policy Review Body – Chile

20-21  General Council Meeting

26-28  Trade Policy Review Body – Maldives


4-6  Trade Policy Review Body – Southern African Customs Union (SACU)

11-13  Trade Policy Review Body – Senegal and Niger

30 November – 2 December  Seventh WTO Ministerial Conference


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