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The Cotonou Agreement

A stimulus to African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Economic Renaissance

Diplomarbeit 2001 88 Seiten

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Inhaltsangabe:Abstract:
This masters thesis discusses the recently concluded treaty between the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries on the one hand and the European Union (EU) on the other. This Agreement having signed in Cotonou, Benin, is known as the Cotonou Agreement. The Cotonou Agreement is the latest in a series of conventions between the two parties that have their genesis in the late 1950s.
The primary goal of this work was to find out to what extent, if at all, the newly signed Agreement is likely to contribute to the economic renaissance of the ACP countries. In so doing it traces development of the ACP-EU conventions right from their very beginning. The performance of the relationship to date is examined with a view to determining whether the lessons learnt therefrom have been incorporated in the new Agreement. There is a detailed analysis of the trade and aid provisions of the Cotonou Agreement. Apart from the economic provisions, other major provisions and developments of the ACP-EU Conventions are discussed with a view to providing a wholesome picture.

Inhaltsverzeichnis:Table of Contents:
Abbreviationsiv
Table oftreatiesvi
Table ofcasesviii
1.Introduction1
2.Historical antecedents of the Cotonou Agreement3
2.1The early associational arrangements3
2.1.1Overseas Countries and Territories3
2.1.2Yaounde I6
2.1.3Yaounde II7
2.1.4The Lagos and Arusha Conventions8
2.2The Lome Conventions9
2.2.1Lome I9
2.2.2Lome II12
2.2.3Lome III13
2.2.4Lome IV14
2.2.5RevisedLome IV16
2.3Evaluation of the economic impact of the Lome Conventions to date19
2.3.1Introduction20
2.3.2Extra Lome Convention constraints22
2.3.3Lome Convention constraints23
3.The GreenPaper27
4.The Cotonou Agreement29
4.1Introduction29
4.2The novel commercial framework32
4.2.1Trade Preferences32
4.2.1.1Non-reciprocal trade preferences33
4.2.1.2Conformity with WTO rules37
4.2.2New trade agreements43
4.2.3Regional integration46
4.2.4Rules of origin50
4.2.5The commodity protocols52
4.2.6Trade in services and trade related areas53
4.3Financial co-operation55
4.3.1Development finance co-operation55
4.3.2STABEX / SYSMIN57
4.3.3ACP countries’debt59
4.3.4Private sector support60
5.Conclusion62
Bibliography66

Details

Seiten
88
Erscheinungsform
Originalausgabe
Jahr
2001
ISBN (eBook)
9783832441937
ISBN (Buch)
9783838641935
Dateigröße
642 KB
Sprache
Englisch
Katalognummer
v219814
Institution / Hochschule
Universität Bremen – Rechtswissenschaft
Note
2,0
Schlagworte
african countries pacific lome convention acp-eu european union

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