Environmental provisions in Economic Partnership Agreements: Implications for developing countries

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9,
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1
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27 January 2010
27 January 2010
Bilateral and regional trade agreements (RTAs) [1] have proliferated over the past decade, and even as they set out the basis for their respective parties' trade relations, their provisions have increasingly included environmental provisions. This trend has grown rapidly and stems from the...
27 January 2010
Two thousand and nine will not be remembered as a particularly auspicious year in international relations. Most famously, the UN climate change conference missed its target of achieving a binding, international agreement on climate change, with an end-of-year meeting in Copenhagen that further...
27 January 2010
News EU and Latin America strike deal on trade in bananas A two decade-long trade dispute of concern to a number of ACP states was resolved in December when the European Union and Latin American countries reached an agreement on the EU’s tariffs on banana exports. The EU has provided preferential...
27 January 2010
Trade in services is bound to play a more prominent role in the economic development of the Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) group of countries in the coming years. Unfortunately, however, not all countries in the region have so far realized the importance of services trade and its nexus with...
27 January 2010
Sugar markets are highly distorted with even the most efficient producers providing a myriad of policy interventions that protect domestic sugar production. This is especially the case in developed countries, like the EU, Japan and the US. Conversely, many of these developed nations also offer...
27 January 2010
Sub-Saharan Africa has been hit hard, first by the food crisis, more recently by the financial and economic crises, and the continent is grappling with the challenges of adapting to climate change. In this fast evolving context, African countries continue to negotiate the challenging Economic...
27 January 2010
If there is one area where the European Community shows real dynamism, both at the level of Community bodies and the bodies of the Member States, it is in drafting standards aimed at strengthening the domestic market and protecting EU consumers. Too often, however, the process of preparing,...
27 January 2010
New proposal seeks deal on tropical farm products Alongside December's landmark deal on banana tariffs, a new proposal put forward in the WTO's agriculture talks offers a potential resolution of long-standing differences among exporters of tropical farm products. The new proposal, which was...
27 January 2010
West African EPA negotiations to continue in February The scheduled 21 December ECOWAS summit, initially postponed to 18 January due to the illness of the current Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), the Nigerian President Umaru Yar’Adua, has been rescheduled for the...
20 January 2010
February 1-3 COMESA Post Copenhagen Climate Change Conference, Lusaka, Zambia 9 29th meeting of CARICOM’s Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), Guyana 9-10 ICTSD-KMFRI dialogue on “Fisheries in ACP-EU Negotiations on Economic Partnership Agreements”, Mombasa, Kenya 15-19 World Bank...
20 January 2010
All references are available at: www.acp-eu-trade.org/library Looking ahead: Challenges for ACP-EU Relations in 2010 , ECDPM, December 2009. www.ecdpm.org Report on the second revision of the Partnership Agreement ACP-EC , Session Document, Committee on Development, European Parliament, 17 December...