Regional SADC-EU trade partnership comes into effect

All aspects of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) became effective on 1st February 2017. The EU-SADC EPA was signed in October last year and replaces the trade chapter in the Trade Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) between South Africa and the EU. Ongoing negotiations will address outstanding market access issues. (FTW)

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