What do EPAS offer the BLNS?
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CTA. 2003. What do EPAS offer the BLNS?. Agritrade, May 2003. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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A recent European Research Office (ERO) briefing considers the issues facing...
A recent European Research Office (ERO) briefing considers the issues facing Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Swaziland in the EPA negotiations in the light of their membership of the Southern African Customs Union and the conclusion of the EU-South Africa Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement. It lists the options theoretically open to these countries in developing their future relations with the EU and explains why none of them are in fact open. This is because of the EU-South Africa TDCA and the fact that the BLNS countries are already de facto members of a free-trade area agreement with the EU as a result of their membership of the Southern African Customs Union. In this context the briefing evaluates the options that are open to BLNS governments in developing their future relations with the EU.