Slamming the Door on Development

Analysis of the EU’s response to the Pacific’s EPA negotiating proposals

Published: 12 December 2006

Oxfam has released this briefing note in response to a letter (leaked to the Financial Times) from the EU to the Pacific's lead trade negotiator, Fijian Trade Minister Kaliopate Tavola, in which the EU refused to consider almost all the Pacific's proposals on fisheries, labor mobility, investment and services; instead urging them to accept trade liberalization.