Caribbean Export Livestream Recording of EPA Workshop
11 Jul 2017
On Friday, July 7th, Caribbean Export and the European Union Delegation hosted an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Workshop.
- Increasing the market penetration of Caribbean products into Europe through the EPA
- The EPA: What difference does it make?
Click here to watch the live recording of the worskshop if you missed the event: YouTube Recording
Overview of the EPA – Adam Wisniewski, Trade Policy Manager Cooperation, Delegation of the EU to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, CARIFORUM, the OECS and CARIFORUM/CARICOM
Leveraging the EPA – Dr. Noel Watson, Consultant – Caribbean Export
Click here to download the presentations that were delivered at the workshop: Caribbean Export – Presentations
About the EPA
The CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership agreement (EPA) is a permanent instrument of trade partnership between CARIFORUM and the EC. It replaces the trade component of Lomé IV and its successor Cotonou (2000).
It is more than a free trade agreement (FTA), as it contains a strong development component with clear links to development aid for adjustment and modernization of CARIFORUM economies.
On 16 December 2007, an Economic Partnership agreement (EPA) was concluded between CARIFORUM (Caricom and Dominican Republic) and the European Community (EC). This represents the culmination of three years of formal negotiations between the Parties.