This document contains the following information: UK government response to [the] International Development Committee’s sixth report of session 2004 to 2005: ‘fair trade?: the European Union’s trade agreements with African, Caribbean and Pacific countries’.
The UK Government presented written evidence on Economic Partnership Agreements tot eh International Development Committee in November 2004. Following consultation with stakeholders in the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) and NGOs, the UK Government refined its policy. This response draws on that evidence and the subsequent policy statement.
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