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 tenth negotiation round took place both in Brussels and via video conference from 12-16 December 2022. This round included discussions on eight out of the thirteen thematic parts covered by these negotiations.
As usual, the meeting was held in a positive and constructive atmosphere. Progress varied on each of the thematic chapters.
The next round is tentatively scheduled to take place in March 2023.
- Publication date
- 20 December 2022
- Directorate-General for Trade
- Country or region
- Eastern and Southern Africa (ESA)
- Trade topics
- Economic PartnershipsNegotiations and agreements