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Dec 14

EU agrees to start trade negotiations witg Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia

The European Commission welcomes today´s decision of the EU Foreign Affairs Council to authorise the opening of trade negotiations with egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia as soon as the necessary preparatory process is completed.  

This decision provides the European Commission with a mandate to start negotiations to estanlish deep and comprehensive free trade areas (DCFTAs). Compared to the current trade relationship between the EU and these countries, the DCFTAs will go beyond removing only tariffs to cover all regulatory issues relevant to trade, such as investment protection and public procurement.

The future deep and comprehensive free trade areas will be part of the existing Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements, and will cover a full range of regulatory areas of mutual interest, such as trade facilitation, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, investment protection, public procurement and competition policy. The different economic development and regulatory priorities of our Southern Mediterranean partners will be taken into acoount during the negotiations. The opening of trade negotiations amis at improving market access opportunities and the investment climate in Egypt, Jordan, Morocco and Tunisia. They also support economic reforms undertaken in these four countries.

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Dr. James Scott
Project manager
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Project information
Project name: EUBORDERREGIONS
Project duration: 01.03.2011-28.02.2015
Lead partner: University of Eastern Finland
Total budget: 3 386 700 €
EU contribution: 2 644 090 €