Economic Partnership Agreements (EPA) were launched in Brussels on 27 September 2002 to be conducted in two phases. The first phase is conducted at "All-ACP"-EU level and takes on board cross-cutting themes of interest to all parties concerned, mainly: legal matters, the development "dimension" of the EPAs, Agriculture and Fisheries agreements, services, market access and trade-related matters. The Second phase is conducted at ACP national and regional level with spotlight on specific commitments. Principles The EPAS should be underpinned by the following fundamental principles : Instruments of development : Regional integration Maintenance of the acquis Compatibility with WTO rules. malengo haya yote si mageni yapo kila Integration yoyote Sioni jipya ; JK ..PHILOSOPHY YAKE NI YA " MBAYUYAYU" Hana haraka za kubnifasisha au kujiunga E.A community km ulivyotukimbiza.