Statement: The EAC-EU EPA: Tanzania is raising pertinent issues

Statement: The EAC-EU EPA: Tanzania is raising pertinent issues

Issued by SEATNI-Uganda | March 2017

SEATINI-Uganda has developed a Statement entitled The EAC-EU EPA: Tanzania is raising pertinent issues urging EAC Member States to consider issues raised by Tanzania against the signing of the East African Community – European Union Economic Partnership Agreements in view of the forthcoming 18th Summit of the EAC Heads of State. Read more …

Fact booklet: Unpacking Trade & Investment

Fact booklet: Unpacking Trade & Investment

Controlling the South: the case of East Africa | Written by Yash Tandon | Published by RLS Brussels Office | February 2017

This paper falls within the overall theme of mega-regional trade and investment agreements that have proliferated in recent years. It addresses the question of whether they are improving or worsening the condition of countries in the Global South. Read more …

Conference: The future of regional economic integration in the context of European–African trade relations

Conference: The future of regional economic integration in the context of European–African trade relations

The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung and SEATINI organised an international colloquium from the 7th to 9th September 2016 in Arusha, Tanzania under the title “The future of regional economic integration in the context of European–African trade relations – overcoming paradoxical patterns”. This summary report captures views of the discussions and we hope it will provide you with an insight to this important dialogue. Read more …

Paper: An Analysis of the Rendezvous Clause in the EAC-EU-EPA

Paper: An Analysis of the Rendezvous Clause in the EAC-EU-EPA

Implications on Uganda’s and EAC’s economy and on people’s livelihoods | Written by SEATINI Uganda | March 2016

After 12 years of challenging negotiations, the EAC and EU concluded the Economic Partnership Agreements in October 2014. Nevertheless, critical issues contained in the so-called Rendezvous Clause of the Agreement are yet to be finalized by the two Parties. The analysis examines the rendezvous clause, likely implications on EAC’s economy and peoples’ livelihood and provides recommendations. Read more …

Presentation: 10 Years of the STOP EPA Movement

Presentation: 10 Years of the STOP EPA Movement

The Future of Trade Activism | Presented by Samuel Kasirye, Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung East Africa | November 2014

2014 marks the tenth year of the “STOP EPA CAMPAIGN” and a milestone for the transnational movement since its launch in 2004. On the other hand, 2014 presents yet perhaps the most challenging times for the African Caribbean and Pacific – European Union economic and trade relationship as the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) negotiations set to conclude. As the EPA process comes to an end, the movement has gone through episodes of optimism and disillusionment and brings into question the future of transnational activism.