Navigating New Waters: A Reader on ACP-EU Trade Relations

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This essential reader and reference tool for trade experts and interested parties brings together key analysis on all aspects of trade negotiations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states and the European Union.

The editors, both highly experienced in trade negotiations, have selected the most useful articles on all the key aspects of trade negotiations, including market access, services, fisheries, regional integration, compatibility with the multilateral ...

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Overview

This essential reader and reference tool for trade experts and interested parties brings together key analysis on all aspects of trade negotiations between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states and the European Union.

The editors, both highly experienced in trade negotiations, have selected the most useful articles on all the key aspects of trade negotiations, including market access, services, fisheries, regional integration, compatibility with the multilateral framework, the development dimension, and capacity building in trade negotiations.

The introduction highlights the major concerns of the book, focusing on ensuring that the priorities of developing countries are addressed.

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“Nobody who specializes in international trade negotiations can afford to disregard the 38 chapters assembled in these two volumes.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780850928419
  • Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Edition description: Two Volume Set
  • Pages: 900
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.85 (h) x 2.08 (d)

Meet the Author

Roman Grynberg is the Deputy Director of the Economic Affairs Division, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

Sanoussi Bilal is the Programme Coordinator of the ACP–EU Economic and Trade Cooperation Programme at the European Centre for Development Policy Management, Maastricht, The Netherlands.

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Table of Contents

Foreword—Lingston Cumberbatch, Chairman, European Centre for Development Policy Management; List of acronyms; About the contributors; I Introduction: 1 EPAs Make Sense Only if they Foster Development: A Broad Overview—Sanoussi Bilal and Roman Grynberg; II Background: 2 From Lomé to Cotonou: Business as Usual?—Olufemi Babarinde and Gerrit Faber; 3 Towards Greater Flexibility in Article XXIV of GATT 1994 in the Context of Reciprocal Trade Agreements between ACP States and the EU—Bonpas Onguglo; 4 Preparing for EPAs: Creating ACP Offensive and Defensive Agendas—Christopher Stevens and Jane Kennan; III The Development Dimension and Preferences in ACP-EU Relations: 5 The EPAs and Sustainable Development: Benchmarks for Pro-Development Monitoring of the Negotiations—ICTSD and APRODEV; 6 Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) between the EU and SSA: Risks, Rewards and Alternatives—Lawrence E. Hinkle and Richard S. Newfarmer; 7 For Richer or Poorer: Transforming Economic Partnership Agreements between Europe and Africa—Christian Aid; 8 Preference-dependent Economies in the Doha Round: Impacts and Options—Roman Grynberg and Sacha Silva; 9 GSP Reform: A Longer Term Strategy (with Special Reference to the ACP)—Christopher Stevens and Jane Kennan; 10 EU Assistance to ACP Countries Since 1975—Paul Goodison; 11 An Analysis of EU-ACP Aid Flows Through the EDF from Lomé I to the Cotonou Agreement and Proposals for the 10th and 11th EDFs—Alice Clarke; 12 An Assessment of the Overall Implementation and Adjustment Costs for the ACP Countries of Economic Partnership Agreements with the EU—Chris Milner; 13 A Strong Cocktail or a Weak Punch? A Case Study of EDF Assistance to the ACP Private Sector—Adam Dunlop; 14 In Defence of the ACP Submission on Special and Differential Treatment in GATT Article XXIV—Bonapas Onguglo and Taisuke Ito; IV Market Access: 15 Rules of Origin under EPAs: Key Issues and New Directions—Eckart Naumann; 16 WTO / EPA Negotiations: for a better coordination of ACP positions on agriculture—A Alpha, B. Faucheux, B. Hermelin, V.Fautrel; 17 ACP–EU Economic Partnership Agreements: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures—Martin Doherty; 18 Overview of the EU Policies on Key ACP Commodities—CTA; 19 Reform of EU Export Subsidies on Sugar: The Legal and Economic Implications for the ACP Countries—Roman Grynberg, Chris Milner, Wyn Morgan and Evious Zgovu; 20 EBA-equivalence for non-LDC Sugar Exporters?—Chris Milner; 21 Financing Diversification in ACP Sugar-Exporting Countries—Edwin Laurent; 22 Small States in the Banana Dispute and the Lessons to be Learnt from their Experience—Edwin Laurent; V Fisheries Partnerships: 23 ACP–EU Economic Partnership Agreements: Fisheries—CFFA–Coalition for Fair Fisheries Arrangements; 24 EU Rule of Origin for ACP Tuna Products (HS Chapter 16.04)—Lindsey Block and Ronan Grynberg; VI Services: 25 The Development Dimension of Services Negotiations in the Cotonou Partnership Agreement—Dirk te Velde; 26 Tourism Services Negotiations Issues: Implications for Cariforum Countries—Adam Dunlop; VII Investment: 27 A Southern Agenda on Investment? Promoting Development with Balanced Rights and Obligations for Investors, Host States and Home States—Howard Mann and Konrad von Moltke; 28 The European Investment Bank and the ACP Countries: An Effective Partnership?—Sacha Silva; VIII Regional Perspectives: 29 Negotiating an Economic Partnership Agreement for Eastern and Southern Africa—Mark Pearson; 30 The Impact of Economic Partnership Agreement Negotiations on Southern Africa—Talitha Bertelsmann-Scott; 31 The Impact of ACP–EU EPAs on ECOWAS Countries: An Empirical Analysis of the Trade and Budget Effects—Mathias Bussee, Axel Borrmann and Harald Großman; 32 Negotiating an EU–Central Africa EPA: A Brief Overview—Nicolas Gérard and Francesco Rampa; 33 The Negotiations of an ECOWAS-EU EPA: Key Features—Nicolas Gérard and Sanoussi Bilal; 34 A Caribbean–EU EPA: Towards an Enhanced Partnership?—Junior Lodge and Sanoussi Bilal; 35 A Development Agenda for the Economic Partnership Agreement between the EU and the Pacific ACP (PACP): A Concept Paper—Roman Grynberg and Bonapas Onguglo; IX Building ACP Capacity in Trade: 36 Coercion or Engagement? Economics and Institutions in ACP–EU Trade Negotiations—Stefan Szepesi; X The EPA Negotiations Process: 37 The Private Sector’s Perspective, Priorities and Role in Regional Integration and Implications for Regional Trade Arrangements—Nick Charalambides; 38 Talking Trade: Practical Insights on the Capacity to Conduct Trade Negotiations—Sanoussi Bilal, Geert Laporte and Stefan Szepesi.

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