Help Caribbean Export Help You Understand the EPA

25 Aug 2017


Identify your current level of understanding of key aspects of the EPA

Caribbean Export is in the process of simplifying the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) for regional SMEs in an effort to support businesses to increase exports to European markets.  

How well do you understand key aspects of the agreement?

As such, the organization would like you to identify your current level of understanding of key aspects of the agreement, in order for them to better understand your information needs.

It is anticipated that the results of this survey will allow them to develop a targeted breakdown of the EPA which is suited to your needs.

We, therefore, ask your assistance in completing this survey on your understanding of different aspects of the EPA.

The EPA helps firms grow their business

On 16 December 2007, an EPA was concluded between the Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM) and the European Community (EC). This represented the culmination of three years of formal negotiations between the Parties and provides an opportunity for CARIFORUM firms to grow their businesses through exports.

The CARIFORUM-EU 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.

Take the survey

Follow this link to take the survey: Caribbean Export Survey