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Title:The EAC-EU-EPAs framework in the WTO regime: a threat or an opportunity for the Tanzanian economy?
Author:Dengenesa, BeatriceISNI
Periodical:Journal of African and international law (ISSN 1821-620X)
Geographic term:Tanzania
Subjects:economic integration
trade policy
trade agreements
Abstract:Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) represent a framework for economic and trade cooperation between twenty-seven European Union (EU) countries as well as seventy-nine countries from Africa (including the East African Community: EAC), the Caribbean and the Pacific (ACP). This cooperation is built around trade liberalization involving the opening up of markets for products from each side through the reducing of tariffs and non-tariff barriers to trade. This sort of economic integration can bring opportunities to the world economy and act as a bridge for development. However, economic integration has also registered a huge number of disappointing results for the Tanzanian economy, characterized as it is by multiple and overlapping memberships, complex structures, and confusing commitments. Thus Tanzania is a member of SADC as well as the EAC, while the other four members of the EAC are members of COMESA. EPAs are currently operating in Tanzania under the EAC-EU-EPAs framework, which is yet another integration binding the EAC. An attempt to question the compatibility of the EAC-EU-EPA framework within the WTO and whether this framework is a threat or an opportunity for the Tanzanian economy is the dual concern of this paper. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]