First anniversary of the Economic Partnership with Southern African Development Community

On 16 and 17 October, Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmström is in Johannesburg, South Africa, to celebrate the first anniversary of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and six countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADC). Commissioner Malmström will meet South African Minister of Trade Rob Davies, and also take part in a civil society forum that brings together 150 civil society organisations, including NGOs, trade associations and trade unions, to exchange first experiences from one year of the agreement being in place. The EU-South Africa Economic Partnership Agreement applies provisionally since 10 October 2016. The agreement,aiming to support development and foster regional integration, has already produced positive effects for exports in sectors such as flower production and fisheries. Commissioner Malmström‘s speeches, along with photo and video material, will be published here. There is also information available about the EU-SADC agreement (factsheetwebsite), EU-SADC trade statistics and examples of EU exports to South Africa (12)