Navigating New Waters

A Reader on ACP-EU Trade Relations

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Navigating New Waters
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Publication date: 1 March 2007
Size: 253mm x 190mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-841-9
Pages: 472

An essential reader and reference tool for trade experts and interested parties, bringing 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 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.

This publication is comprised of two volumes.

ContentsExpand or collapse me


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

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 CSP 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
Arlène Alpha, Benoît Faucheux, Bénédicte Hermelin and Vincent Fautrel

17 ACP-EU Economic Partnership Agreements: Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures
Martin Doherty

18 Overview of the EU Policies on Key ACP Commodities

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
Lindsey Block and Ronan Grynberg

VI Services

25 The Development Dimension of Services Negotiations in the Cotonou Partnership Agreement
Dirk Willem 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 Harold 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

36 The Private Sector's Perspective, Priorities and Role in Regional Integration and Implications for Regional Trade Arrangements
Nick Charalambides

IX ACP Capacity Development and EPAs

37 Coercion or Engagement? Economics and Institutions in ACP-EU Trade Negotiations
Stefan Szepesi

38 Talking Trade: Practical Insights on the Capacity to Conduct Trade Negotiations
Sanoussi Bilal, Geert Laporte and Stefan Szepesi

About the contributors Expand or collapse me

Sanoussi Bilal (Editor)

Dr 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.

Roman Grynberg (Editor)

Dr Roman Grynberg is the former deputy director of trade at the Commonwealth Secretariat and is currently manager for economic governance at the Pacific Island Forum Secretariat.
ReviewsExpand or collapse me

‘Nobody who specializes in international trade negotiations can afford to disregard the 38 chapters assembled in these two volumes.’

Journal of International Trade & Economic Development, Vol. 16 No. 4, 559–561, December 2007