There is still time to stop free trade deals locking Africa,
the Caribbean and Pacific countries into poverty.
write to your MP
Since 2002, the European Union (EU) has been trying to
forge Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) with 75 of its former
colonies. The deals are forcing poor farmers and vulnerable producers from
developing countries in direct competition with rich nations. If the
agreements are not changed dramatically, they will threaten the futures of
up to 750 million people.
The Campaign so far…
Trade Justice Movement is calling on the UK Government to use its full
influence to stop the deals going ahead in their current form and to
listen to the serious concerns of poor countries.
part of an International day of action on April 19th 2007, the
Trade Justice Movement targeted the embassies of the 26 EU members plus
the UK Department for Trade and Industry and the European Commission.
Together campaigners ensured they heard the message loud and clear and
they would ask their governments to stop pushing unfair trade deals on the
poorest countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific
What can you do before African,
Caribbean and pacific countries get locked into poverty…?
EPAs are due to conclude in December 2007 and it is more important than
ever to take action.
has produced a briefing paper on EPAs to challenge UK government on its
position. Copies of these will be sent to all MPs in October and are available
on request for you to lobby your MP.
is an urgent time for action on behalf of African, Caribbean and Pacific
countries. The UK Government
must be told how unfair these agreements are.
Please take action.