|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 24|
Council Decision of 21 January 2019 on the position to be taken on behalf of the Union as regards the establishment of a list of arbitrators under the EU-SADC Economic Partnership Agreement.
The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Union and its Member States, of the one part, and the SADC EPA States, of the other part has been provisionally applied between the EU and Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, Eswatini and South Africa since October 2016, and between the EU and Mozambique since February 2018.
In November 2018 the European Commission presented a proposal for a Council Decision on the position to be taken on behalf of the Union at the first meeting of the EPA's Trade and Development Committee, regarding the establishment of the Roster of Arbitrators, a list of twenty-one individuals that could serve as arbitrators in case of a dispute settlement procedure. The adoption of this list is an essential element for finalising the operational framework for the Agreement's provisions on dispute avoidance and settlement.
|Subject Tags||External Trade | Trade Agreements|
|Keywords||Economic Partnership Agreement [EPA]
|International Organisations||European Union [EU], Southern African Development Community [SADC]|