Canada-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Trade Agreement Negotiations

Last updated April 2014.

Canada and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have held six rounds of negotiations to date towards a possible Canada-CARICOM Trade Agreement. The sixth and latest round of negotiations took place in two parts: Week 1 (March 3-6) in Kingston, Jamaica and Week 2 (March 31-April 4) in Ottawa, Canada. Discussions included market access for goods, cross border trade in services, temporary entry, financial services, investment, intellectual property, rules of origin, ICT, customs procedures, dispute settlement, institutional issues, trade-related cooperation, environment, and labour.

A Canada-CARICOM free trade agreement would create new opportunities for Canadian businesses in sectors including manufacturing, agriculture and financial services. 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.

Consultations

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.

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Contact Point

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
Fax: 613-944-0757
E-mail: consultations@international.gc.ca