Oxfam and TWN Africa challenge the EU to extend market access in the absence of an EPA
The European Commission has threatened some of the world's poorest countries with lower access to the EU market if they fail to sign new free trade deals known as Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) by the end of 2007, when their current market access preferences expire. But according to a new report launched today by Oxfam International and Third World Network Africa, African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) countries have more options than the European Commission has suggested.
A Matter of Political Will: How the European Union can maintain market access for African, Caribbean and Pacific countries in the absence of Economic Partnership Agreements (pdf 250kb)
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