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EU- Cameroon Interim Economic Partnership Agreement


Countries Involved:Africa Economic Institute Tanzania, Africa Economic Institute Cameroon,
Area of Cooperation:Trade in goods (aluminum and agricultural products)
Summary:

Cameroon agreed an interim EPA with the EU in December 2007. This agreement was put in place to prevent disruption to Cameroon’s exports to the EU after the trade provisions of the Cotonou Agreement expired at the end of that month and provides additional time to negotiate a full regional EPA. As a result, the main exports of Cameroon still enjoy preferential access to EU markets. These include trade in aluminium, cocoa, bananas and other agricultural products worth around €314 million a year.

This country-specific interim EPA is a temporary solution while negotiations to replace it with a full EPA covering the entire Central African region are ongoing. The full EPA will entirely replace this interim agreement.



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