The ACP Group of States and the Challenge of Exporting Fish to the European Union
Economics and Finance Group, Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, Richmond Building, Portland Street, Portsmouth, PO1 3DE, UK
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- Pierre Failler
Economics and Finance Group
Portsmouth Business School
University of Portsmouth
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Received Date: July 15, 2015 Accepted Date: July 30, 2015 Published Date: August 08, 2015
Citation: Failler P (2015) The ACP Group of States and the Challenge of Exporting Fish to the European Union. J Fisheries Livest Prod 3:142. doi:10.4172/2332-2608.1000142
Copyright: © 2015 Failler P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Access to the European Union (EU) for fish products originated from the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States is fundamental as fish is globally one of the most important commodities exported by these States. The recent implementation of economic partnership agreements will not change the magnitude of the challenges that these countries have to face to comply with EU rules such as the new Rules of Origin or the Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures that are becoming more and more stringent. Value addition of fishery and aquaculture products seems to be the most promising way to both comply with EU standards and get an optimal return of sea and freshwater resources exploitation.