Trade Relations Between the EU and Africa: Development, Challenges and Options Beyond the Cotonou Agreement

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-11-09
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This timely volume advances an alternative set of inter-related, interdisciplinary perspectives and debates which contribute to overlapping genres and discourses on development economics and trade relations between the EU and Africa.

Table of Contents

List of figuresp. xii
List of tablesp. xiv
List of contributorsp. xvi
Foreword: H.E. Abdoulaye Wade, President of The Republic of Senegalp. xx
Foreword: H.E. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, President of The United Republic of Tanzaniap. xxii
Acknowledgementsp. xxiv
List of abbreviations and acronymsp. xxv
Notations and variablesp. xxviii
Africa-EU trade relations in the twenty-first century: an introductionp. 1
Contextualising the debate of the Africa-EU trade relations beyond the Cotonou Agreementp. 3
Focus of the debate of the EU-Africa trade relations beyond the Cotonou Agreementp. 11
Development dimensions and poverty alleviation in EPAsp. 17
Development agenda in the WTO regional processes: the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreement in contexp. 19
The development dimension or disillusion? The EU's development policy goals and the Economic Partnership Agreementsp. 40
EPAs and poverty alleviation: any link? The case of the ESA regional groupp. 59
Rules of origin in the EPAs and WTO trade regimesp. 73
Rules of origin of the European Union's Preferential Trade Agreements with special reference to the EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreementsp. 75
Effects of rules of origin on the European Union-Africa EPAs: cumulation of issuesp. 97
Market access challenges in the EPA and WTO trade regimesp. 113
International development law and Preferential Trade Agreements involving developing countriesp. 115
Agricultural safeguard measures in the context of the Economic Partnership Agreementsp. 151
EPAs, Cotonou and the WTO: legal dimensionsp. 185
Issues for EPA and WTO negotiations for African commodity exports: selected country case studiesp. 199
Indentifying products of defensive and offensive interests in both EPA trade regimes and WTO negotiations for commodity-dependent ACP economies: lessons from an empirical review of Tanzania's agricultural sectorp. 201
Geographical indications, coffee and economic development: the Ethiopia-Starbucks casep. 246
Policy implications and conclusionsp. 263
A practical approach for mainstreaming development dimensions in ACP-EU trade relations: key policy implicationsp. 265
Conclusionsp. 270
Appendix: WTO notificationsp. 275
Indexp. 283
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