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Video guest: Josephine Mwangi

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Thursday, 13 December 2018
European Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht opened a conference focused on the European Union's trade policy towards developing countries. The objective of this conference is to discuss publicly how to maintain the effectiveness of the EU's General System of Preferences (GSP) in promoting development, how to make the most of regional trade agreements with developing countries, and how to encourage sustainable development.
Thursday, 18 March 2010
Today, the Commission adopted a €190 million support package for banana exporters from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) states. This proposal was part of the historic Geneva Agreement on Trade in Bananas. The EU concluded this deal with Latin American countries and the US in December 2009 which settles 15 years banana disputes.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
As Sainsbury's marketing activity around Fairtrade Fortnight - the Fairtrade Foundation's annual campaign to promote Fairtrade products - is ready to start on February 22, the British retailer has recently claimed that it is the world's largest distributor of Fairtrade products.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
With clear evidence of disintegration among the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries starting to emerge, it seems the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) will not attain their intended objectives of enhancing trade, providing full market access, and a free trade market reciprocity arrangement.
The European Commission’s (EC) delegation in Namibia says it is “not confident” that the country would sign the full Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union, amidst a looming deadline and a possible loss of up to N$3 billion in export revenues.
Our video guest this week is Ms. Joyce Van Genderen-Narr. After attending the Brussels Development Briefing on Biodiversity and Rural Development in ACP countries on Wednesday, 10th March at the Borschette Centre, Ms. Joyce Vangenderen-Naar gave us an overview of the structure and activities of the ACP Civil Society Forum.
Monday, 15 March 2010

European Union ambassadors agreed to propose protecting bluefin tuna as an endangered species on Wednesday (10 March), a move that would effectively ban international trade in the species. The agreement reached by EU governments, based on a proposal from the European Commission last month, was formally adopted by EU energy ministers meeting in Brussels on 11th March.

Friday, 12 March 2010
Motivated by its own experience over the past fifty years, the European Union (EU) has been a long-standing supporter of regional integration throughout the world, including in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries where there has been a steady expansion, in both depth and breadth, of regional integration initiatives.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
The latest report by the WTO, OECD and UNCTAD on G20 trade and investment measures, submitted on 8 March 2010, said that high unemployment rates and uncertainties on global growth point to the need for G20 governments “to remain vigilant in opposing protectionism”. The three agencies urged the G20 leaders to undertake “a clear and stronger commitment to open markets and make concrete their many calls to bring the Doha Round to a rapid conclusion”.
EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht has met with the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation Pascal Lamy in his first official meeting after taking office. The visit underlines the importance that the European Commission places upon a rules-based multilateral free-trading system and the vital role the WTO plays in ensuring its effectiveness.