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September 19, 2021

Eu Ca Association Agreement

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The first states to sign such an agreement were Greece (1961)[2] and Turkey (1963). [3] The ENP covers Mediterranean countries (Algeria, Morocco, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Tunisia) and Eastern European neighbours (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine, but with the exception of Russia, which insists on the creation of four common spaces between the EU and Russia). Seven of the Mediterranean countries have a “Euro-Mediterranean association agreement” with the EU, while Palestine has an interim ITA in force. [4] Syria initialled an EMAA in 2008, but the signature was postponed indefinitely. Negotiations for a framework agreement with the rest of Libya have been suspended. Association Agreements are in force for Moldova and Eastern Partnership Ukraine. Armenia concluded negotiations on an AA in 2013, but decided not to sign the agreement[5] while Azerbaijan was negotiating an AA. In addition to these two policies, free trade agreements have been signed with other states and trading blocs such as Chile and South Africa. During these years, Ca leaders, through SICA, have implemented an extensive negotiating programme aimed at establishing a harmonised system for the coordination of customs policies and the implementation of common industrial policies.

Subsequently, important regional agreements were signed, including the General Treaty on Economic Integration and the promotion of institutions such as the Central American Bank. The Association Agreement between Europe and Central America is an important turning point in this process. It is based on three complementary and equally important pillars, namely political dialogue, cooperation and trade, which are considered the appropriate instruments to support economic growth, democracy and political stability in Central America. The agreement aims to strengthen the rule of law, strengthen legislative powers, make electoral processes more efficient, promote respect for human rights, peace and strengthen the United Nations as the core of the multilateral system. It also aims to promote cooperation on the environment and, above all, to negotiate the establishment of a common mechanism open to the interventions of the European Investment Bank and the Latin American Investment Fund in order to contribute to development and poverty reduction in the Republic of California. On 18 June 27, 2019, senior officials from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama met with representatives of the European Union (EU) for an annual meeting in Antigua Guatemala to discuss issues and best practices related to the implementation of their Association Agreement. The agreement signed in 2012 aims to strengthen economic and political cooperation between the EU and Central America (CA), which goes beyond mere unilateral preferential access for Central America under the EU`s Generalised System of Preferences. A difficult task for the EU, which, despite historical ties, has a weak presence in California; a presence reduced by the omnipresence of the United States, but also challenged by China, which holds power. There are several reasons for this meagre trend. Firstly, the Association Agreement entered into force at a time of slowdown in the world economy which had repercussions on bilateral trade relations. But another major reason can be attributed to a lack of effective communication. Despite the investments made by the EU to inform small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), particularly in both regions, and help them reap the potential benefits of the agreement, SMEs are still largely unaware of its main features.

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