Canada-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Trade Agreement Negotiations
Last updated July 2012.
Canada and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have held five rounds of negotiations to date towards a possible Canada-CARICOM Trade Agreement; the most recent January 20 to 24, 2014 in Barbados. Progress was made during the fifth round, including on goods market access, government procurement, technical barriers to trade, sanitary and phytosanitary measures, labour and environment (TBC). 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 the links below.
- Initial Environmental Assessment Report - Canada-CARICOM Trade Agreement
- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat
- Caribbean Office of Trade Negotiations
- Fact Sheet for CARICOM
- Canadian Embassies in CARICOM Member States
- Trade Commissioner Offices in CARICOM Member States
- Export Development Canada in CARICOM Member States
- Global Commerce Strategy
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, Trade and Development Canada
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G2
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