Rules for dispute settlement
- Provisions reinforcing co-operation on the sustainable use of resources in the area of fisheries (such as resource assessment and management; monitoring of environmental, economic and social impacts; conformity with existing national laws and relevant international instruments; effective control and surveillance for combating illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing)
- A chapter on economic and development co-operation aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of the EAC economies, building supply capacity and assisting the EAC members in implementing the EPA smoothly
- A clause linking the EPA to the Cotonou Agreement and its essential elements such as human rights, democracy and the rule of law
- Clauses foreseeing further talks on trade in services and trade-related rules addressing sustainable development, competition policy, investment and private sector development, intellectual property rights, transparency in public procurement – to be concluded within five years following the entry into force of the EPA
- The EPA also has a fully-fledged institutional chapter with ministerial, senior -official and civil -society bodies to steer and oversee EPA implementation.