African Pineapples and Bananas Association

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

0.5 Fte (1)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    African Pineapples and Bananas Association   (APIBANA)

    EU Transparency Register

    039704524287-07 First registered on 08 Nov 2016

    Goals / Remit

    APIBANA is a panafrican association gathering producers and exporters of bananas and pineapples from Cameroon, Ghana and Ivory Coast.

    Created in August 2011 and headquartered in Accra (Ghana), its missions is to represent the interests of its members to public authorities and national, regional and international organizations such as the European Union and its members states, the WTO as well as other relevant multilateral institutions.

    APIBANA also aims at promoting the sharing of good agronomic, environmental and social practices among and between its members and other stakeholders of the banana and pineapple sectors.

    Main EU files targeted

    - ACP-EU cooperation framework
    - EU Trade policy (Economic Partnership Agreements, ongoing bilateral and multilateral negotiations)
    - EU support schemes for ACP banana producers
    - EU development policy in the areas of sustainable agriculture, private sector promotion, climate change
    - Regulations covering the fruit and vegetable sector (certifications, norms, food security, etc.)


    Head Office
    27 Addis Ababa street – East Legon
    EU Office
    49-51 rue de Trêves
    Brussels 1040
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 20 Apr 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Maxime LEBOVICS 23 Jan 2017 16 Jun 2017

    Complementary Information

    APIBANA has a Delegate in Europe, based in Brussels and in charge of the activities covered in the register, for 50% of its global activities.

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Mr Maxime Lebovics (Delegate in Europe)

    Person with legal responsibility

    Mr George Kporye (Chairman of the Executive Board)

  • Categories


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Trade and business associations

  • Networking


    - Coalition "Banana for Development"

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2015 - Dec 2015

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    A number of our member organizations have received funding from the EU in recent years to implement actions and activities as part of the Banana Accompanying Measures program.

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)




    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    - Participation through member organizations to the implementation of Banana Accompanying Measures implemented by the EU in ACP banana-producing countries.
    - Activities in ACP and ACP-EU working groups covering banana and exotic fruit trades.
    - Regular contacts with other producers and exporters organizations in ACP countries with the view of implementing joint actions for the promotion of the sector.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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