Update on Negotiations

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.

Timeline
Documents

SUBSCRIBE to ACP PULSE
Vacancies

 
 

Home

Minister Pato signs ACP Administrative Cooperative Agreement

Printer-friendly versionPDF version
Brussels, 29 October 2018 /ACP/: Papua New Guinea has taken steps to strengthen and deepen its Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the EU and other ACP states that have similar trading arrangements.
 
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hon Rimbink Pato who attended the ACP-EU Joint Ministerial Trade Meeting in Brussels, Belgium on 26 October 2018, signed the ACP Administrative Cooperation Agreement (ACA), making it possible for Papua New Guinea to enter into intra-ACP trade relations with the cumulation of the rules of origin.
 
Under this WTO multilateral trading rules, countries within the same Trade Agreement region could cumulate rules of origin.
 
Minister Pato said the ACA would give Papua New Guinea the benefit of using raw or semi-produced goods from other ACP countries that have Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with EU and exporting them as finished products from PNG to countries covered by the EU EPA.
 
Similarly, other ACP states could buy raw or semi produced materials from PNG and further add value and trade them as final products from their countries. 
 
Photo: (Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Hon Rimbink Pato signs the Administrative Cooperation Agreement witnessed by the Secretary General for ACP, HE Dr. Patrick Gomes (right) and Papua New Guinea’s Ambassador to the European Union and the ACP, HE Mr. Joshua R. Kalinoe.)
 
ACP Press 
 
 
 


Avenue Georges Henri 451
B - 1200 Bruxelles - Brussels
Belgique - Belgium
email : info@acp.int
Tel: +32 2 743 06 00
Fax: +32 2 735 55 73
see map/voir plan

ACP Events
« September 2019 »
MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30
ACP Public Documents
Notice


The ACP Group is a registered trademark. The ACP logo and material on this site are protected by copyright laws and international treaty provisions. Unauthorised use of the ACP logo or copyright material without written permission is punishable by law.