WTO (Negotiations, Regular Work, Leadership)

EC-EAC EPA’s Compatibility to WTO Rules

This short note analyses the compatibility of EPAs with the WTO rules, especially looking at Article XXIV of GATT 1994. A crucial element to this compatibility and the success of the agreement is the EAC’s status as a common market. Thus, it is important that the member countries of the EAC develop a single agenda in order to more effectively negotiate the EPA settlement with the EU.