Start Time:Jul 06, 2020
2nd Round of Technical Negotiations between the EU and Five Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA) Countries for the Deepening of the currently implemented Economic Partnership Agreement
The European Union (EU) and the five Eastern and Southern Africa
(ESA) countries, namely Mauritius, Comoros, Madagascar, Seychelles, and
Zimbabwe, implementing the interim Economic and Partnership Agreement, met
virtually from 06 to 08 July to hold the second technical round of negotiations
for the deepening of the agreement.Negotiations focused on four topics, namely Rules of Origin (RoO),
Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT), Customs and Trade Facilitation (C&TF),
and Sanitary and Phyto-sanitary issues (SPS).
Discussions took place in a constructive atmosphere, allowing
progress on most of the issues. With the exception of Rules of Origin, the
Parties initiated negotiations ...
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