Briefing from ROAPE Volume 31 Number 102
Europe: Partner or Exploiter of Africa? G-90 & ACP

Europe: Partner or Exploiter of Africa? The G-90 and the ACP
Vol.31 No.102 (Dec 2004), pp725-734
Following the failure at the WTO Ministerial meeting in Cancun the European Commission (EC) began a period of reflection on the causes of the breakdown of trade negotiations. One important area which the Commission felt contributed to the breakdown in Cancun was the belief of a substantial grouping of developing countries - the G-90 - that they had little gain and much to lose from a new round. On the basis of this analysis the EC looked to develop a series of proposals to give G-90 countries a clear stake in a successful conclusion to the Doha Development Round.