On 2-3 October 2017, the EU and representatives from the Eastern and Southern African (ESA) region met in Madagascar in the context of the ESA-EU Interim Economic Partnership Agreement (iEPA). The 6th meeting of the EPA Committee, as well as meetings of the Customs Cooperation Committee and the Joint Development Committee under this EPA, were held. The parties discussed progress so far in the implementation of the iEPA and origin rules, including the extension of derogations from the standard origin rules for certain fish.