The ACP group has enjoyed a special relationship with the European Union since the 1975, year of the signing of the Lomé Convention. Key aspects of that relationship involve trading arrangements and development support. Under the Lomé convention, exports from ACP countries were granted preferential market access to the EU. Crucially, the Lomé system of preferences was non-reciprocal, meaning that ACP countries did not have to open their market to European exports in exchange for preferential access to the EU.
ACP countries are currently exporting to the EU under three different regimes; EPAs and Interim EPAs, the Everything But Arms (EBA) scheme (available only to Least Developed Countries (LDCs), and the ‘standard’ Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
To find out under which trade arrangement a specific country currently exports to the EU,we encourage you to make use of our below Map of the World.
View ACP-EU-TRADE.ORG - map of trade regimes in a larger map
For further details of what tariffs apply for each product, see the Trade statistics and Tariffs Details Section.
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