Nigeria concerned about EU deals with ACP countries

Posted on: 25/01/2017

EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström came under fire from Nigeria on Tuesday (24 January) over the state of the bloc’s Economic Partnership Agreements with the developing world. Malmström, author and proponent of the EU’s new ‘ethical’ ‘Fair Trade for All’ policy, was speaking at an event for ActionAid and the European Trade Union Syndicat in Brussels, where she was confronted by a call from the Nigerian Charge d’Affaires to renegotiate the EPA. The EPAs are reciprocal trade agreements with the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) nations, intended to give the developing world largely tariff-free access to the EU single market, in return for slowly opening up their own domestic markets.

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