In the negotiations, the ECOWAS Commission, in collaboration with the UEMOA Commission, represent West Africa. The European Commission represents the European Union. Continue reading →
West Africa – European Union negotiations of an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) were concluded on 30 June 2014 with the initialing of an agreed text by Chief Negotiators. In July 2014, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State endorsed the EPA and opened it up for signature by Member States. To date, 13 out of 16 West African States have signed the Agreement. Only The Gambia, Nigeria and Mauritania have not yet signed. Continue reading
West Africa- EU prepare for final signatures towards implementation of the EPA. 5 - 9 Feb 2015
West Africa- EU prepare for final signatures towards implementation of the EPA. To this end, the Regional Preparatory Task Force (RPTF) and the Joint implementation preparatory meetings held on the 5th and then 7th-9th February respectively in Brussels to give the desired impetus to the implementation of the EPA
45th Ordinary Session of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government. 10 July 2014
West African Leaders Endorse Conclusion of EPA Negotiations with EU. 30 March 2014.
Africa’s leading Regional Economic Community, the 15 member Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) was established in 1975 to enhance the economic integration and cooperation among its Member States. Originally, a community of 16 States including Mauritania, the ultimate objective was the creation of an economic and monetary union, epitomized by the free movement of persons, goods, capital and services as well as a common commercial policy and a Common External Tariff (CET) regime. Continue reading