Regional organisations are a topic that ICDA has covered in over 200 editions of its WTO Impact List since July 2001, when the
5-day focus was introduced. The reason why it is on this page at all has to do with ICDA's efforts in presenting a holistic picture as possible of the areas
we cover for the WTOIL. This includes looking at LDCs (Monday focus), which there are many more in Africa than in the rest of the developing world.
As the negotiations between the ACP Group
and the European Union gather pace, especially by way of the so-called Economic Partnership agreements (EPAs), we hope that these brief links below can give you a better insight into the regional
organisations in Africa, and consequently, hope that we can equally spark interest in the rest of civil society towards a continent that runs the risk of becoming a dumping ground for Western goods.