The Interim Agreement with a view to an Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and the Central Africa Party16/08/2011
The Interim Agreement with a view to an Economic Partnership Agreement between the European Community and its Member States, of the one part, and the Central Africa Party, of the other part was signed between European Community and Cameroon on January 15th, 2009 and its force is now pending.
Aims of this Interim Agreement are to establish a basis for the negotiation of an EPA , foster the smooth and gradual integration of Central Africa into the global economy and strengthen existing relations between the Parties on the basis of solidarity and mutual interest.
The contens of the Interim Agreement include:
Title I Objectives
Title II Partnership for development
Title III Trade regime for goods
Chapter I: Customs duties and non-tariff measures
Chapter II: Trade defence instruments
Chapter III: Customs and trade facilitation
Chapter IV: Technical barriers to trade, and sanitary and phytosanitary measures
Chapter V: Forestry governance and trade in timber and forest products
Title IV Establishment, trade in services and e-commerce
Title V Trade-related rules
Chapter I: Current payments and capital movements
Chapter II: Competition
Chapter III: Intellectual property
Chapter IV: Public procurement
Chapter V: Sustainable development
Chapter VI: Protection of personal data
Title VI Dispute avoidance and settlement
Chapter I: Objective and scope
Chapter II: Consultations and mediation
Chapter III: Procedures for the settlement of disputes
Chapter IV: General provisions
Title VII General Exceptions
Title VIII General and final provisions
Annexes and Protocol
Annex I Capacity building and modernisation of the economies of Central Africa under the EPA Central Africa/European Union joint guidance document
Annex II Customs duties on products originating in the territory of the Central Africa Party
Protocol on mutual administrative assistance in customs matters
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