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Sunday, 23 September 2018

European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht and European Trade Union Confederation’s General Secretary John Monks met to discuss how the EU’s trade policy can contribute to the promotion of decent work.

Wednesday, 28 April 2010
Growth rates that outstrip the developed world are drawing emerging markets asset manager Silk Invest to open a 100 million euro fund to invest in African food processing and sales, the company said.
Tuesday, 27 April 2010
African farmers are making more money producing organically grown crops for European markets, where demand for healthier food is growing. Nearly 5,000 farmers in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal, and Sierra Leone are exporting organically-grown produce to Europe, after gaining organic and fair-trade certification with help from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).
Monday, 26 April 2010
The European Union (EU)’s interest and involvement in foreign direct investment (FDI) is by no means new. However, it has only been comparatively recently that one has been able to begin to distinguish the particularities of a specific EU approach to FDI, especially when placed within a broader developmental context.
Thursday, 22 April 2010
The WTO Doha Round could have a significant positive impact on world cotton prices and contribute to the expansion of cotton production and exports in developing countries. However, the likelihood of such an outcome is highly dependent on the depth of the subsidy reductions adopted by WTO members.
Tuesday, 20 April 2010
The majority of European supermarkets failed to take adequate responsibility for labour conditions and fair-trade relationships in their food supply chains, a new report revealed. The report, "Checked out: Are supermarkets taking responsibility for labour conditions in developing countries?" by Consumers International, examined six European countries and asked whether consumers found it easy or hard to make sustainable choices.
The European Union (EU) has defended the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) saying the arrangement does not aim at re-introducing colonialism in Africa. Instead, the EU delegation in the country said that to the contrary, the arrangement is meant to boost Africa's economy.
Thursday, 15 April 2010
All rum producers in the Dominican Republic and Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries are facing the grim prospect of losing their markets in Europe. Having convinced Caribbean’s negotiators to sign a full Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the 27-nation European Union (EU) on the basis that it was not necessary to include specific language on rum because it was covered in Declaration XXV in the Cotonou Convention.
Kenya will benefit from Sh3.2 billion (32.5 million euros) released by the European Commission to train African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) farmers on food safety as hygiene concerns take centre stage. This is the second phase of Pest Initiative Programme (PIP), whose objective is to support exporters from ACP countries to comply with the European Union’s sanitary standards for fresh fruits and vegetables. 
Monday, 12 April 2010
The EU's Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) is a trade arrangement through which the EU prvides preferential access to the EU market to 176 developing countries and territories, in the form of reduced tariffs for their goods when entering the EU market. The GSP scheme is an important element in the EU's active support for the sustainable development of developing countries.