||Fourth ACP - EEC Convention
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||The Lomé convention associates 70 States in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific (the ACP States) with the countries of the European Union. Most ACP States have historical links with Union countries.
The first Lomé Convention was signed in 1975. The fourth Convention (Lomé IV) came into force in 1991 for a period of 10 years (with a mid-term review in 1995). It is the most comprehensive expression of the European idea of a development policy:
the terms of the Convention are negotiated between the countries of the Union and the ACP States;
it ensures free access for all industrial products from the ACP States to the European market;
the Convention includes a system for the stabilization of export earnings from commodities from the ACP States (e.g. coffee, rubber or nickel);
it contains a reference to human rights;
it establishes a financial cooperation instrument, the European Development Fund, as well as a Centre for Industrial Development and a Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation.
||1957 European Economic Community (EEC) Treaty. Provision made under Articles 131-136 of the 1963 Yaoundé I Convention AACM (Associated African States and Madagascar) - EEC
1969 Yaoundé II Convention AASM - EEC
1975 Lomé I Convention ACP (African, Caribbean and Pacific) - EEC
1980 Lomé II Convention ACP - EEC
1985 Lomé III Convention ACP - EEC
The Lome Convention is the title of a series of agreements named after the capital of Togo, and is the central element of the European Communities' (EC's) relations with developing countries. It derives from Article 131-136 of the Treaty of Rome.
The first agreements under these provisions were the Yaounde Conventions of 1963 and 1969.
[28 Feb 1975] First ACP-EEC Convention (Lome I) (entered into force 01 Apr 1976).
[31 Oct 1979] Second ACP-EEC Convention (Lome II)
[08 Dec 1984] Third ACP EEC Convention (Lome III) (entered into force 01 May 1986).
|Antigua and Barbuda||pending||15-Dec-1989|
|Central African Republic||pending||15-Dec-1989|
|Congo, D.R. of||pending||15-Dec-1989|
|Congo, R. of||pending||15-Dec-1989|
|Germany, Fed. Rep.||pending||01-Sep-1991|
|Papua New Guinea||pending||15-Dec-1989|
|Saint Kitts and Nevis||pending||15-Dec-1989|
|Saint Vincent & the Grenadines||pending||15-Dec-1989|
|Sao Tome and Principe||pending||15-Dec-1989|
|Tanzania, United R. of||pending||15-Dec-1989|
|Trinidad and Tobago||pending||15-Dec-1989|
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