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Sunday, 22 October 2017
The East African Business Council (EABC) and the European Development Fund have agreed to work together under a facility that is aimed to strengthen the role of East African private sector in EAC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations. Under the partnership, a facility referred to as TradeCom Facility will enable the EABC run a programme that will improve private sector awareness of the EAC-EU EPA negotiations and also strengthen its participation in trade policy formulation.
Source: allafrica.com
British consumers are turning away from ethical foods most probably due to the economic downturn, however they will hardly change this trend even after its ending. A survey by global marketing consultants Cohn & Wolfe, reported by Farmersguardian.com, reveals that 7 out of 10 consumers were thinking to continue cutting organic food purchases even after the end of the economic crisis. 61% of them revealed they will be willing to spend less for ethically sourced foods, such as Fairtrade. Premium labelled supermarket goods (such as Tesco's Finest and Sainsbury's Taste the Difference) will also be shunned by most of consumers in the future (73% of those surveyed). On the other side, discount grocery stores appear to be more and more successful among consumers: nearly half of questioned shoppers felt ‘more positive’ towards this kind of chains focusing on value products.
Source: greenplanet.net
Tuesday, 28 July 2009
The EU established trade preferences for imports from developing countries in various forms. A new paper explores the share of EU imports which is subject to duties and it analyses the extent to which EU trade preferences are being used. This paper firstly explores the share of EU imports which is subject to duties, how much of the dutiable imports is covered by trade preferences and how deep these preferences are. Secondly, it analyses the extent to which EU trade preferences are being used. These factors are explored for more countries/country groupings and sectors over a longer and more recent period of time (2003-2007) compared to previous studies. The paper further presents estimates of actual preference margins by developing country groups and sectors, aggregated from tariff line level.
Source: European Commission
The new DFID White Paper, Building our Common Future, presents a shift in the way the UK delivers development aid, refocusing resources onto fragile countries and for the first time treating security and justice as a basic service alongside health, education, water and sanitation. Fifty per cent of new bilateral funding will be committed to fragile countries.
Source: DFID
The European Commission has set plans to complete the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations with Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries by the end of 2009, or the beginning of 2010. Celine Idil, Coordinator for the Eastern and Southern Africa EPA at the EC told that the commission aims to complete the preliminary signing agreement within the next couple of months. She said that of the 11 countries in East Africa, five countries, including Ethiopia, have not signed the EPA and are currently in negotiations. According to the coordinator, negotiations are going smoothly currently and it is hoped they will be completed by the end of 2009, or by the beginning of 2010. The EPA was first scheduled to be concluded in December 2007, but was pushed back as some countries in the regions rejected the agreements. The Ethiopian Minister of Trade and Industry Girma Biru some weeks ago told Ethiopian parliament that signing the EPA is not a priority at present for the country because Ethiopia is sending its products to European countries under the ‘Everything But Arms’ deal signed with Europe. According to the minister, Ethiopia would not lose or gain anything by signing the EPA at present and is not contemplating signing the deal in the near future.
Source: Ethiopian Review