Ochieng, Cosmas C. M. (2007) The EU-ACP economic partnership agreements and the development question : constraints and opportunities posed by Article XX1V and special and differential treatment provisions of the WTO. Journal of International Economic Law, 10 (2). pp. 363-395.Full text not available from this repository.
This article argues that Article XXIV and special and differential treatment (SDT) provisions of the WTO present a number of constraints and opportunities to the design and scope of the proposed economic partnership agreements between the European Union (EU) and African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries. It examines the negotiating positions of both sides to argue that were the EU's position to prevail, ACP and other developing countries would likely suffer an erosion of the development principles embedded within the WTO. It is shown that the differences between the two groups over the desirability and/or applicability of negotiating free trade agreements between developed and developing countries under the strict jurisdiction of Article XXIV, and of negotiating agreements on services and the Singapore Issues , amount to a contestation over the principles of reciprocity and SDT within the WTO, and of the scope of the WTO.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Journal of International Economic Law|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||EPAs ; Regional Trade Agreements ; ACP-EU|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited By:||Dr Cosmas M O Ochieng|
|Deposited On:||09 Dec 2010 16:12|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 17:40|
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