Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

EPA is a trade agreement which aim aatb succeeding the cotonou agreement

Negotiation between east african community (EAC) and european union (EU) are ongoing.
Scope of EPA:

  • Epa covers four (4) clusters:
  • Economic development cooperation
  • Rules of origin
  • Agriculture
  • Dispute settlement

Benefits of EPA agreement:

  • Promote trade between eac and european union
  • Promote investment in the eac region
  • Provide wider market for goods from eac region
  • Provide opportunity for foreign direct investment flow in eac

Status of epa negotiations:

Concluded areas/clusters (2008):

  • Sanitary and phytosanitary (i.e food safety and hygiene)
  • Technical barriers to trade (tbt)
  • Customs and trade facilitation

Concluded areas(2012):

  • Negotiations on economic development
  • Agriculture

Pending areas:

  • Rules of origin
  • Institutional arrangement and dispute settlement

IEC Materials to the Partners States (Specifications)
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State Department of EAC Affairs.
16th Floor, Co-op Bank House,
Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 8846 - 00200, 
Nairobi,

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