Caribbean Trade Reference Centre

Caribbean Trade Reference Centre

 
Lomé and Cotonou Agreements
 
Relations between Western European and the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries had been framed within the commitments of the1975 Lomé Convention and its subsequent updates and modifications. The Convention expired in February 2000. Negotiations for a new instrument to replace the Lomé Convention started in 1998. The new agreement was signed in Cotonou, Benin, on the 23rd of June of 2000. The Agreement lasts for twenty years and contains a clause allowing its revision every five years. All CARICOM members with the exception of Montserrat have signed and ratified the Cotonou Agreement.

Text of the Cotonou Agreement
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Texts of the Lomé Convention
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   Lomé I
   Lomé II
   Lomé III
   Lomé IV
   Lomé IV Bis
Sources (Outside Links)
Overview of ACP-EC-Partnership Agreement
General Secretariat of the ACP Group of States