The EPA sets up an elaborate institutional machinery for implementation,, monitoring and review., At the apex is, a Joint Council with power to take legally binding decisions. The Joint Council is, supported by a Trade and Development Committee, which has wide-ranging powers and functions. The Special Committe on Trade Facilitation and Customs Cooperation is also important., There are also a, joint Parliamentary Committee and a Consultative Committee; these, are mainly for dialogue and consultation.
Click here for EPA Governance Diagram
Click here for EPA Governance Matrix showing functions,, powers , and composition of the Committees (Excel file).
Click here for a discussion of the‘Parties‘ to the EPA.