Relations between South Africa and the European Union have flourished since the birth of democracy in South Africa in 1994. Building on shared values and common interests, South Africa and the EU have developed, in just twelve years, a comprehensive partnership, of which one important pillar is the Trade, Development and Co-operation Agreement (TDCA). This partnership underlines the depth and sincerity of our bilateral relations, which have developed into a mutually beneficial true partnership based on equality.
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