Building Consensus

…bringing together stakeholders to raise awareness, build consensus, and increase the development orientation in technical assistance and capacity building on trade and investment

Trade Negotiations and Development for Central Africa - EPAs and the WTO  

Convened by ILEAP, the Government of Cameroun and Université de Yaoundé II
1-2 November 2005

From 1-2 November 2005, 120 participants met in Yaoundé, Cameroun to address the trade concerns of Central Africa in a range of areas of significance to the region and to consider elements of a trade-centric outcome from trade negotiations at the WTO and EPAs. Delegates met in Plenary and in three working groups: Development, Trade in Goods, and Trade Facilitation & Services. The workshop helped to inform the development of regional positions in advance of the December 2005 WTO Hong Kong Ministerial Conference. The recommendations from the workshop were submitted to a meeting of ministers of trade from the CEMAC region, which was held immediately following the proceedings on 2 November.

CEMAC - Aide memoire et agenda (French Only)

CEMAC - Agenda (French Only)

CEMAC - Liste de Participants (French Only)

CEMAC - Rapport et Recommandations (French Only)

Papers and Presentations (French Only)

ILEAP Executive Director Dominique Njinkeu and Camerounian Prime Minister Ephraim INONI

Valeri Ongolo presents her research on Trade Facilitation