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CSD meeting on the evaluation of the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): Draft final report

The purpose of this meeting is to present to EU civil society organisations the draft final report of the study in support of the ex-post evaluation of the EU-SADC EPA.

  • Date: 11/07/2024, 10:00-12:00
  • Location: WEBEX

Meeting details

Registration closes on: Monday 8 July at 12:00

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The EU-SADC EPA is a development-oriented free trade agreement between the EU and six countries from the Southern African Development Community (SADC): Botswana, Eswatini (previously Swaziland), Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia and South Africa. It was signed on 10 June 2016 and entered into provisional application on 10 October 2016.

In November 2021 the review of the Agreement was launched, in line with Article 116 EPA.

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Trade awarded a contract for a “Study in support of an ex-post evaluation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and its Member States and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA States”. The objective of this exercise is to assess whether the EPA has delivered the expected results and whether there is scope for improvement in EPA’s functioning that could form the basis for policy recommendations. 

The draft final report further deepens the analysis of the Final Interim Report and provides for the answers to the evaluation questions. It also formulates conclusions and recommendations. It is complemented by detailed Appendices, four sectoral case studies and a summary of stakeholders consultations. 

The draft final report will be published on this page two weeks ahead of the Civil Society Dialogue. Registered participants will be informed of the publication.

Speakers

Lead speaker

  • Head of Unit – African, Caribbean and Pacific Countries Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission
  • BKP team leader

Moderator

  • Civil Society Coordination – Transparency, Civil society and Communication Unit, Directorate-General for Trade, European Commission

Agenda

  1. Introduction.
  2. Presentation of the draft final report.
  3. Open discussion with stakeholders.

The meeting will take place via WEBEX. Webex access code and password will be sent to registered participants. We would be grateful if participants could launch their WEBEX connection at least 30 minutes in advance of the meeting so that any technical problems can be arranged in time before the meeting.

  • international trade | trade relations
  • Thursday 11 July 2024, 10:00 - 12:00 (CEST)
  • Live streaming available
Country or region
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Trade topics
  • Economic Partnerships
  • Negotiations and agreements
Event type

Practical information

When
Thursday 11 July 2024, 10:00 - 12:00 (CEST)
Who should attend
Interested stakeholders
Languages
English
Organisers
Directorate-General for Trade
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