Analytical Note, May 2007
West Africa EPA Negotiations: Preliminary Comments on the EC “Draft EPA Text for West Africa”.
On 04 April 2007, the European Commission has proposed a draft text for the negotiation of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPAs) between governments of the European Union and of West Africa. The draft constitutes an unilateral proposal by the European Community and has not been agreed to by West Africa.
This note comments on a selection of the most salient aspects of that text and its implications for West African countries.
This article was tagged: Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), Market Access, Regional Integration, Tariffs, Trade for Development, Trade Liberalization