Economic Partnership Agreement between the SADC EPA states, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member states, of the other part
The SADC EPA Member states and the European Union signed the Economic Partnership Agreement on 10 June 2016 in Kasane, Botswana. South Africa participated in the SADC-EU EPA configuration
negotiations since 2007. SA's core interest has been to harmonise the trading regime between SACU and the EU; to secure further market access in agriculture (beyond the SA-EU Trade
Development and Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) provisions) and claw back on some policy space lost under the TDCA. South Africa's objectives have been achieved. After entry into force, the
agreement will replace the Trade chapter of the (TDCA).