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On 28th September 2018 the ACP Group of States and the EU began negotiations for a successor Agreement to the Cotonou Agreement which comes to an end in February 2020. This section contains all you need to know about the negotiations.




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News articles

NEWS: Mozambique plans to have taxes removed on exports to the EU

Maputo, 31 October 2013/ Macauhub/ Noticias: The Mozambican government will continue negotiating the removal of taxes it currently pays on exporting sugar to the European Union, the Minister for Industry and Trade, Armando Inroga said.

ECOWAS leaders committed to conclude development-friendly EPA with EU

Brussels, 28 October 2013/ ECOWAS/ ACP: Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of the West African States (ECOWAS) reiterated their commitment to the conclusion of an “equitable and development-oriented” Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Europe, following an extraordinary meeting held at Dakar, Senegal on Friday.

Award-winning women’s champion honoured at ACP

Brussels, 25 October 2013/ ACP: Ethiopian women’s rights activist Bogaletch Gebre was welcomed for a special discussion session at the ACP House on Thursday, October 24th before receiving the 2013 Jean Rey International Prize at the European Parliament the same day.

EPAs high on the agenda at West Africa summit

Dakar, 25 October 2013/ ECOWAS/ ACP: Today's Extraordinary Summit of the West Afircan economic community ECOWAS will be focusing mainly on economic issues including the the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between West Africa and the 
European Union, the finalisation of the Common External Tariff (CET) and the Community Integration Levy (CIL), says a press release by the Group.
After opening statements by President of the host country, Macky Sall, the 

Caribbean reviews key ACP-EU fisheries programme

Nassau, 21 October 2013/ ACP Fish II/ BW/ ACP - Since the inception of the ACP Fish II Programme in June 2009, Caribbean countries have benefited from close to €3 million allocated for 32 national and regional, fisheries and aquaculture projects.

Caribbean tackles illegal fishing under ACP-EU Fish II programme

St. George's, 16 October 2013/ CRFM/ ACP:  – Caribbean countries have recognized the need to enhance the effectiveness of fisheries monitoring,control and surveillance, in order to combat Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing – one of the greatest threats to fisheries in the region.

ACP tech support centres get EUR20 million boost

Brussels, 15 October 2013/ EC/ IMF/ ACP: The African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) regions are set to benefit from a contribution of €20 million to the Regional Technical Assistance Centers (RTACs), following an agreement signed on October 3 between the European Commission and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). 

Despite bottlenecks, optimism grows about e-commerce in ACP countries

Geneva, 1 October 2013/ ITC/ ACPElectronic commerce, or e-commerce, has become a significant tool in unlocking job creation and innovation for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in developing countries.

VIDEO: “Universities are drivers for ACP growth” – Prof E. Nigel Harris

Brussels, 30 September 2013/ ACP: Prominent academic and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, Prof. E. Nigel Harris stressed the role of tertiary education as an engine for economic growth in developing countries, while calling for deeper collaboration across ACP regions in the process.

Roundtable to review success drivers for agriculture in Africa

Brussels, 30 September 2013/CTA/ACP: The 33rd Brussels Briefings session this Wednesday 2 October will bring together researchers, politicians and experts to discuss the topic ‘Agriculture: a driving force for economic and social transformation in Africa.’

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