The Development Objectives of EPAs and Emerging Lessons for UK- Africa Trade and Development Relations.

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Abstract

The EPAs are an important if contentious element of an enduring trade and development relationship between Europe and Africa. Yet important lessons emerge from this engagement for other geopolitical entities, including the UK, for institutionalizing trade arrangements with Africa. This paper considers basis of the EPA upon developmental outcomes such as economic integration and economic diversification. It also engages critically with the notion of reciprocity, another foundational element of the EPAs, and its potential impact on the aforementioned developmental objectives of the EPAs in Africa.
Against this background the paper presents key considerations to inform UK-Africa trade arrangements in the aftermath of the UK’s exit from the European Union.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTHE FUTURE OF AFRICA-UK TRADE AND DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION RELATIONS IN THE TRANSITIONAL AND POST BREXIT PERIOD
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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