Regional trade agreementsRegional trade agreements (RTAs) have risen in number countried reach over the years, including a notable increase in large plurilateral agreements under negotiation. The organization also provides a forum for discussions on the implications of RTAs for the wider multilateral trading system.What all RTAs in the WTO have in common is tAbstractThe EU has developed a wide cooperation network with developing countries based on trade, cooperation, aid and other aspects.
These bilateral and regional agreements serve various and specific interests of the EU and the concerned countries and cover not only trade, but also other broad issues. However, above those remain the main goals of the EU in the area of the common developihg policy, development policy and external elations policy. The trend of regional integration and regional trade agreements proliferation has influenced these relations as well. The article will examine this trend in the network of EU trade agreements with developing countries, specifically with countreis African, Caribbean and Pacific region.