chapter  10
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EPAs, Cotonou and the WTO: Legal dimensions


In 2004, the Community will assess the situation of the non-LDCs [least developed countries] which, after consultations with the Community decide that they are not in a position to enter into Economic Partnership Agreements and will examine all alternative possibilities, in order to provide these countries with a new framework for trade which is equivalent to their existing situation and in conformity with WTO rules (my emphasis).