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Cuba Cotonou Agreement

Since the first Lomé Convention in 1975, the EU has granted non-reciprocal trade preferences to ACP countries. However, under the Cotonou Agreement, this system has been replaced by the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs), a new regime that entered into force in 2008. This new regime provides for reciprocal trade agreements, which means not only that the EU grants duty-free access to its markets to ACP exports, but that ACP countries also grant duty-free access to their own markets for EU exports. The group was originally created with the aim of coordinating cooperation between its members and the European Union. Its main objective was to negotiate and implement cooperation agreements with the European Community together. It is significant that Cuba`s recent exchanges with the EU on multilateral and bilateral political and development issues are closely linked to what is currently envisaged for inclusion in an ACP-EU agreement. . . .

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