Africa and international trade policy

Contesting the World Trade Organization and Economic Partnership Agreements

Authored by: Emezat H. Mengesha

Handbook of Africa’s International Relations

Print publication date:  August  2013
Online publication date:  September  2013

Print ISBN: 9781857436334
eBook ISBN: 9780203803929
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203803929-13

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Abstract

As is the case in the rest of the world, Africa’s international trade policy is guided by the various multilateral, bilateral and regional regulatory frameworks. Of these, the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the ongoing Africa-wide regional negotiations with the European Union (EU) in the form of Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) constitute two important frameworks. This chapter attempts to examine the implications of these frameworks on the design and conduct of Africa’s trade policy in the global trade arena.

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