Author: José Luis Gutiérrez Aranda

Challenges of the Post Cotonou Agreement 2020

The economic relations between the European Union (EU) and African (and other Caribbean and Pacific) countries[1] have been framed in different legal agreements since the end of colonization. In 1975, the Lomé Convention established asymmetric economic relations by which the European countries opened their borders to African countries for their raw materials and agricultural products duty-free and quota-free. In return, African countries would keep the tariffs for imported goods from Europe. The European countries would also give development aid to African countries to foster African economies. These advantages to African countries were to help to develop their infant industry...

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