• 1 Introduction
  • 2 Key SPS issues and difficulties of ACP countries
  • 2.1 ACP countries' gaps in SPS capacity
  • 2.2 ACP countries' difficulties and needs in terms of making use of the SPS Agreement
  • 2.3 SPS- specific technical assistance
  • 3 SPS in EU free trade agreements
  • 4 SPS in the EPA negotiations
  • 4.1 General background
  • 4.2 Treatment and importance of SPS in the EPA negotiations
  • 4.3 Current SPS negotiation positions of ACP regions and the EU
  • 5 Conclusion
  • 5.1 Key SPS issues in the EPA negotiations
  • 5.2 Strategies for future negotiation of SPS issues
  • References