Last updated July 2012.
Canada and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have held four rounds of negotiations to date towards a possible Canada-CARICOM Trade Agreement; the most recent in July 2012 in Barbados. Progress was made during the fourth round, including on goods market access, services, investment, and development cooperation. Canada is committed to negotiating a modern trade agreement with CARICOM that will take into account differing levels of development, vulnerabilities associated with island states, and trade-related capacity challenges.
For more information, please see background information of the Canada-CARICOM Trade Agreement Negotiations.
On December 15, 2001, the Government launched public consultations on possible Canada-CARICOM Trade Agreement negotiations with Canadian provinces and territories, along with businesses, industry associations and the general public. On October 17, 2007, the government launched further consultations on the Canada-CARICOM Trade Agreement negotiations as it relates to market access for goods, services and investment. For more information on these consultations, please visit.
If you have questions or comments about this initiative we would like to hear from you. Please contact Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada at:
Trade Policy and Negotiations Division I (TPE)
Foreign Affairs & International Trade Canada
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G2