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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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ACP Group should remain, Pacific meeting concludes

Apia, 25 October 2013/ ACP: The approaching expiry of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) and the European Union (EU), has prompted reflections within the Group on its future, post 2020. The third and final revision of the Cotonou Agreement in 2015 is also of significance.

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). 

COMMUNIQUE - 13th ACP Ministerial Conference on Sugar

The ACP ministers responsible for sugar met at the Shangri-La’s Fijian Resort in Fiji from 14-17 October for their 13th ACP Ministerial Conference on Sugar.  The Conference was opened by the Prime Minister of Fiji, Commodore Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama and was chaired by the Hon. Satya Veyas Faugoo, Minister responsible for Agro Industry and Food Security of Mauritius and the Chairman of the ACP Ministerial Committee on Sugar.

ACP ministers for sugar tackle next steps after EU CAP reforms

Brussels, 14 October 2013/ ACP: Ministers in from charge of the sugar sector in ACP countries are meeting in Fiji from October 14-18, 2013 to discuss the future of the industry in light of the reforms to the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), which includes the market organisation for sugar.

Eminent Persons consult Pacific region on post-2020 ACP-EU outlooks

Brussels, 14 October 2013/ ACP: The first consultation of the Eminent Persons Group (EPG) will be held in Apia, Samoa from 17-19 October 2013.  This is the first in a series of six regional consultations in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific to solicit the views and secure positions of member states on the outlooks of the ACP Group after 2020.

ACP Ministerial Communiqué on the 9th session of the WTO Ministerial Conference

Brussels, 11 October 2013/ ACP: Ministers responsible for Trade of the ACP Group of States, meeting in Brussels 9-11 October, having considered the status of work on the issues being considered for decision at the Ninth Ministerial Conference of the WTO to be held in Bali, Indonesia 3-6 December 2013, emphasised the importance of securing a balanced and meaningful outcome in the areas under negotiation. 

Statement by the Secretary General at the 9th ACP Ministers of Trade meeting, 9 Oct 2013, Brussels

Distinguished Honourable Ministers;
Our Special Guests, Ambassador Yonov AGAH Deputy Director-General of the WTO and Mr Martin KHOR, Executive Director of South Centre,
Permanent Secretaries and Directors-General of Ministries responsible for Trade matters in ACP States
Excellency Ambassadors, 
Heads and representatives of ACP regional integration organizations
Distinguished participants, 
Ladies and gentlemen, 

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