A journalist friend sent me two days ago information from the AIB (Information Agency of Burkina Faso). This is how I learned that “the government of Burkina Faso is ordering public services to prioritize local food products”.
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the West African region and the European Union (EU) has its legal framework in Cotonou Agreement (2000) to make it compatible with the guidelines given by the World Trade Organization (WTO). The WTO sought to standardize trade agreements at the global level and called for the repeal of any kind of unilateral preferences. Continue reading “Particularities of the ECOWAS–EU Economic Partnership Agreement”