As part of its transparency commitment, the European Commission has published the report summarising progress made during the latest negotiation round to deepen the existing Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with five Eastern and Southern African partners (ESA5): Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles and Zimbabwe.
The seventh negotiation round took place virtually from 28 March to 1 April 2022. The partners discussed six issues, namely technical barriers to trade; rules of origin; trade in services, investment liberalisation and digital trade; public procurement; competition and the means to implement the provisions included in the future agreement.
The meeting was held in a positive and constructive atmosphere and progress was achieved on all trade-related issues.
The next round is scheduled to take place from 30 May to 3 June 2022 in Brussels.
- Publication date
- 7 April 2022
- Directorate-General for Trade
- Country or region
- Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA)
- Trade topics
- Negotiations and agreements