EU economic partnership agreements

Enga Kameni writes:

On a recent visit to Cameroon, I tried, albeit unfailingly, to keep track of the CEMAC (Central African Monetary and Economic Community) EU EPA negotiation. It is been rumoured that Central African Region is one of the EPA configurations making greater strides towards the conclusion of EPAs (spare me for using the word rumour, I can say with certainty that CEMAC EU EPA negotiations is the most non-transparent of all the configurations)…

I have on many occasions opined that EPA, if properly managed and sequenced would, in the long run be beneficial to ACP countries. However, the rate at which the negotiations are unfolding in the CEMAC configuration is a cause for concern.