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The EU–SADC EPA: Road Map and Conflicts (2006–2010)

  • Simone Claar
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Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Abstract

This chapter establishes the setting of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) and its concrete regional setting in the South African Development Community. It provides the context of the historical evolution of the EPA, but also outlines the concrete stages of the negotiations and the background. The EPA negotiations have resulted in major conflicts over several trade and development issues as well as diverse positions within the region. The chapter provides insights into the conflict issues within the trade agreement and also within the region. South Africa declined to sign the EPA, while the neighbouring countries agreed on an interim agreement.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simone Claar
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  1. 1.University of KasselKasselGermany

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