Considering that the agreement amending the cotonou agreement for the first time was signed in luxembourg on 25 june 2005 and entered into force on 1 july 2008. The cotonou agreement and its implications for the regional trade agenda in eastern and southern africa. It is the most comprehensive partnership agreement between developing countries and the eu. The cotonou agreement is a treaty between the european union and the african, caribbean and pacific group of states acp countries. Epas aim to create reciprocity, through the establishment of free trade areas fta. A free trade agreement signed in august 1998 and provisionally entered into force december 1, 2001. Effectiveness of developing country participation in acpeu. Struck in 2000 in benin, the cotonou agreement has shaped relations between the eu and african, caribbean and pacific countries acp for nearly 20 years. Pdf the revised version of the cotonou agreement that sanctions. That agreement establishes a wideranging framework for acpeu relations.
Copies of the paper are available free from the world bank, 1818 h street nw, washington, dc 20433. The basic framework was established in the now expired lome convention. The cotonou agreement and its implications for the. Negotiations for a new instrument to replace the lome convention started in 1998. This cotonou manual provides you with important information on how aid is delivered under the cotonou agreement. Investment, trade, development what a post cotonou agreement with the acp states can achieve evita schmieg the eu is currently negotiating a successor to its cotonou agreement of year 2000. For the purposes set out in this agreement and for a period of five years commencing 1 march 2000, the overall amount of the communitys financial assistance to the acp states shall be eur 15 200 million. It was signed in june 2000 in cotonou, benins largest city, by 78 acp countries cuba did not sign and the then fifteen member states of the european union. With the expiry of the last lome agreement ivbis imminent the ec proposed a new trade and development regime. The accord expires in 2020 and negotiations between the european union and the acp on its successor will begin in the coming weeks. The first revision to the agreement, negotiated in 20042005, entered into force in 2008.
In 2000 the new cotonou agreement was signed, which now. Innovations on security, political dialogue, transparency, money and social responsibility. In a rapidly changing world the acpeu cotonou partnership agreement 20002020 faces steep challenges. The growth and poverty impact of the west african free.
Epas are the reciprocal free trade agreements which are. Investment, trade, development what a postcotonou agreement with the acp states can achieve evita schmieg the eu is currently negotiating a successor to its cotonou agreement of year 2000. Cotonou agreement legal definition of cotonou agreement. Agriculture and economic partnership agreements, coorganized by unctadundp, oauaec and acp secretariats from 2122 november 2000, in the acp house, brussels, belgium.
On june 23, 2000, after eighteen months of negotiations, the european union eu and its member states signed a new partnership agreement with the african, caribbean, and pacific acp states in cotonou, benin, called the cotonou agreement. The shift from a development cooperation agreement to a free trade agreement. The first liberian civil war was an internal conflict in liberia from 1989 until 1997. Economic partnership agreements in africa lawrence hinkle, mombert hoppe, and richard newfarmer 22 i n 2000, the cotonou agreement between the european union and the former colonies that make up the africa, caribbean, and pacific acp countries laid out the framework for a new trade and development relationship, called economic. Having regard to the partnership agreement between the members of the african, caribbean and pacific group of states of the one part, and the ec and its member states of the other part signed on 23 june 2000 hereinafter referred to as the cotonou agreement, the common market. Ppt the cotonou agreement powerpoint presentation free. Cotonou partnership agreement is a comprehensive agreement between the eu and the african, caribbean and pacific acp countries. The partnership is centred on the objective of reducing and eventually eradicating poverty consistent with the objectives of sustainable development and the gradual integration of the.
Agreement amending the partnership agreement between the. The agreement represents one of the most comprehensive partnership agreement in the world, concluded between groups of developing countries on. The series is intended to bring issues of trade policy to the private sector and other interested parties. The cotonou agreement explained tradewins is designed withcaribbean business in mind. The cotonou agreement, signed in cotonou on 23 june 2000. Cotonou agreement being signed in benin, 2000 partner countries take the lead under cotonou. Cotonou and you wwf handbook a manual explaining the acpeu cotonou. Democratic principles, the rule of law and human rights underpin the. The cotonou partnership agreement 2000 2020 is signed in cotonou, benin.
Consolidated text of the cotonou agreement european. The print on demand version incurs printing and shipping charges even for free publications. Partnership agreement between the members of the african, caribbean and pacific group of states acp of the one part, and the european community and its member states, of the other part, signed in cotonou on 23 june 2000 official journal l 317 of 15. In 2000, the european union and the african, caribbean and pacific group of states, otherwise known as the acp group, adopted the cotonou agreement, which is a framework treaty on trade, aid and political cooperation. The volume contains papers delivered at a workshop on trade negotiation issues in the cotonou agreement. Critical issues for business the cotonou agreement explained. Conclusion of the cotonou agreement in 2000 78 acp states. Sugar industries in acp economies and the cotonou agreement. The cotonou partnership agreement 20002020 is signed in cotonou. Cotonou agreement a new agreement at a turning point in history signed 23rd june 2000 for 20 years. Above i mentioned some of the objectives of the cotonou agreement. The first revision to the agreement, negotiated in 20042005, en tered into force in 2008. The cotonou partnership agreement is based on three complementary pillars.
A new invention of this agreement is the regional economic partnership agreements which. Agreement was signed in benins capital cotonou on 23 june 2000 brown, 2002. Partnership agreement between the members of the african. I am asked to advise actionaid as to whether the european union eu is currently in breach of its treaty obligations to african, caribbean and pacific. The cotonou a quick look into agreement in a nutshell.
The communitys financial assistance shall comprise an amount up to eur 500 million from the 9th european development fund edf. The growth and poverty impact of the west african free trade agreement with the european union preliminary draft. The cotonou agreement, signed in cotonou on 23 june 2000, revised in luxembourg on 25 june 2005, revised in ouagadougou on 22 june 2010, and multiannual financial framework 201420. The acpeu partnership agreement, signed in cotonou on 23 june 2000, was concluded for a 20year period from 2000 to 2020. The cotonou partnership agreement enters into force.
The trade and fiscal impact of euacp economic partnership. Fundamental principles of the new agreement equality of the partners and the acp states sovereign right to set their priorities and development strategies. The cotonou agreement builds on generations of cooperation. The new agreement was signed in cotonou, benin, on the 23rd of june of 2000.
The revised cotonou agreement between the european community and the african, caribbean and pacific states. Fund resources are included in a manual on procedures upon which acp states. Considering that article 951 of the cotonou agreement lays down that the duration of the agreement shall be 20 years, commencing on 1 march 2000. Acp groups response to recently concluded free trade agreement between eu and. It was signed in june 2000 in cotonou, benins largest city, by 78 acp.
Cotonou partnership agreement cpa is a comprehensive partnership treaty signed between the fifteen european union eu member states and seventyeight african, caribbean and pacific acp countries on june 23, 2000, in cotonou benin for the period 2000 to 2020. Cotonou agreement 2000 for the html version in the different eu languages, click here. The agreement is often referred to as the cotonou agreement. Pivotal role of political dialogue on all aspects of the euacp.
Article 92 of the acpec partnership agreement signed in cotonou on 23 june 2000 and revised in luxembourg on 25 june 2005 lays down the essential elements on which the partnership is based. It replaced the previous lome convention, providing for a general set of privileged relations between the eu and the acp countries in matters of market access, technical. The community will start by the year 2000, a process which by the end of multilateral trade negotiations and at the latest 2005 will allow duty free access for. When cotonou was signed in 2000 it represented a huge step forward. The cotonou agreement 2014 signed in cotonou on 23 june 2000 revised in luxembourg on 25 june 2005 revised in ouagadougou on 22 june 2010 and multiannual. The cotonou agreement is a treaty between the european union and the african, caribbean and pacific acp group of states, signed in 2000 in cotonou, the largest city in benin. S igned in june 2000 in benin, the cotonou agreement is the newest trade and economic cooperation arrangement between the member. Lld candidate, institute for european studies, faculty of law, free. How to use this cotonou manual section i explains what the cotonou agreement is and. Have decided to sign this agreement amending the cotonou agreement for the second. The cotonou agreement provides a number of innovative approaches to cooperation, all of which aim to address more effectively the pressing and varying challenges in the development of acp countries.
Information for readers please note that only the text of the agreement amending the partnership agreement published. Acpec partnership agreement cotonou agreement accord. The cotonou agreement, coming into force in 2000, envisaged the creation of reciprocal trade agreements between the eu and regional blocks of acp countries by establishing so. The agreement grants caricom ldcs which includes saint lucia nonreciprocal preferential market access to the dominican republic, while market access for mdcs of caricom is on a reciprocal basis. Participation by civil society organisations as partners in the agreement. Ppt the cotonou agreement powerpoint presentation free to. This agreement retains the main instruments of the previous system such as institutions and. Combining political dialogue with cooperation on trade and development finance, the agreement is based on shared principles and values and. Trade agreements saint lucia tepa export saint lucia. But while cotonou mark i was seen primarily as a trade. The acpeu partnership agreement commonly referred to as the cotonou agreement brings together over 100 countries in an integrated trade, development assistance and political cooperation relationship. Each successive agreement built and expanded on the previous one. Ldc exporters will benefit from duty free access for essentially. In june 2000, the eu and the african, caribbean and pacific group of states acp signed a revolutionary economic pact commonly referred to as the cotonou partnership agreement cpa which was.
The cotonou partnership agreement 20002020 is signed in cotonou, benin. Effectiveness of developing country participation in acp. Considering that the agreement amending the cotonou agreement for the. The agreement lasts for twenty years and contains a clause allowing its revision every five years. The conflict killed about 250,000 people and eventually led to the involvement of the economic community of west african states ecowas and of the united nations. Ambivalence on the protection of democracy and peace. The cotonou agreement, which was concluded in june 2000, provides for a shift from the current system of nonreciprocal trade preferences to economic partnership.997 328 873 447 768 1092 164 1279 754 544 837 43 683 936 832 902 278 250 857 390 1461 915 642 887 637 119 658 118 672 698 683 1315 1300 242 877 840 464 1498 156 451 486 153 940 1479 537