Are EPAs detrimental to poverty alleviation?
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CTA. 2002. Are EPAs detrimental to poverty alleviation?. Agritrade, December 2002. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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An ICSTD Bridges Article on the poverty effects...
An ICSTD Bridges Article on the poverty effects of EPAs takes a highly critical view of the European Commission's approach to the EPA negotiations. With regard to agriculture the paper calls for the EU to: commit itself to full duty-free and special levy-free access for all originating ACP exports after 2008, regardless of the framework for trade relations established; address the external effects of the CAP as an integral part of EPA negotiations. The paper highlights how the ongoing process of CAP reform is both undermining the value of ACP agricultural trade preferences and increasing the export competitiveness of EU agricultural and value-added food-product exports on local and regional markets throughout the ACP.