|Author (Corporate)||Council of the European Union|
|Series Title||Official Journal of the European Union|
|Series Details||L 260|
Council Decision of 17 June 2019 establishing the position to be taken on behalf of the Union concerning amendments to the Interim Partnership Agreement to take account of the accession of Samoa and of future accessions of other Pacific Islands.
The Interim Partnership Agreement, which establishes a framework for an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the European Community, of the one part, and the Pacific States, of the other part, was signed on 30 July 2009. Samoa acceded to the Agreement on 21 December 2018. Procedures are also underway for the accessions of the Solomon Islands and Tonga.
The Trade Committee is composed of representatives of the Parties and deals with all matters necessary for the implementation of the Agreement. On 24 July 2019, during its seventh meeting, the Trade Committee is to adopt a recommendation to the Parties to amend the Agreement to take account of the accession of Samoa, and to empower the Trade Committee to decide on any transitional or amending measures that might be necessary following the accession of a new Party in the future.
|Subject Categories||Politics and International Relations, Trade|
|Subject Tags||Bilateral Relations|
|Keywords||Economic Partnership Agreement [EPA]
|Countries / Regions||Samoa|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|