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Trading in futures

The Lomé Convention – the world's largest development accord – defined the EU's relationship with much of the developing world for nearly a quarter of a century from 1975 onwards.

Published in the run-up to the 2000 talks on the successor to the Convention, this report looks at the issues around a new trade and aid regime based around a network of regionalised Free Trade Areas (FTAs) that would meet the terms of the global free trade rules enforced by the WTO.

It examines the complexities of these issues and their implications for the 71-member African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) group of states.

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