Not wise putting all our eggs in EU basket

It is undeniable that the EU represents the world's single biggest market and greatest importer of food.

It is also a fact that since Independence, the EU has been an invaluable market for our exports, especially beef, minerals and textiles in more recent years. Compared to other markets, the EU offers some of the best prices for these commodities.

However, in the context of events in the past three years, it is highly debatable whether Botswana's economy should cling on and pursue the EU market with dogged single-mindedness. These events include the delisting of Botswana beef exports from the EU and associated industry-wide malaise as well as the recent blowback of negotiations for a new Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA).

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