European Union (EPA)

 

European Union (EPA)

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the CARIFORUM and European Union (EU) countries was initialled by Negotiators on December 16, 2007 and a ministerial signature is expected some time in April 2008. The agreement is unprecedented as it not only covers goods, but also includes services, investments and people mobility. Under the Agreement, the EU liberalised 90 per cent of its service sectors, while CARIFORUM has opened up about 75 per cent for the developing Caribbean countries and 65 per cent for those classified as lesser developed countries or LDCs. The agreement entered into effect on January 1, 2008. Click here for Protocols, Annexes and Joint Declarations.

Additional information on the EPA is provided below:

Full text of the Caribbean-EU EPA (Agritrade News Alert- 25 January 2008)

Highlights re Services and Investment in the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (CRNM, 2008)

Getting to Know the EPA: Provisions on Agriculture (CRNM, January 22, 2008)

The EPA: Fact vs. Fiction Issue 1. (CRNM, January 28, 2008)

The EPA: Fact vs. Fiction Issue 2 (CRNM, January, 2008)

The EPA: Fact vs. Fiction Issue 3 (CRNM, February, 2008)

What is in the EPA for the Private Sector – (CRNM Private Sector Trade Note- December 19, 2007)

EU’s Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) with the ACP (International Trade Centre – World Trade Net Business Briefing, Supplement 2, December 31, 2007)

Highlights re Services and Investment in the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (CRNM, January, 2008)

Getting to Know the EPA: Provisions on Agriculture (CRNM, January 22, 2008)

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