Swimming upstream: Market Access for African Fish Exports in the Context of WTO and EU Negotiations and Regulation

Stefano Ponte*, Jesper Raakjær, Liam Campling

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Abstract

The changing nature of the international trade regime presents a series of new challenges to fish industries on the African continent. This article explores how WTO and EU trade negotiations and regulation impact market-access possibilities for African fish exports. It comes to the conclusion that while bilateral negotiations with the EU have been beneficial for some African countries, collective bargaining power in the context of Economic Partnership Agreements might produce more strategic outcomes in the medium term.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDevelopment Policy Review
Volume25
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)113-138
Number of pages26
ISSN0950-6764
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2007
Externally publishedYes

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