Canada-Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Trade Agreement Negotiations
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 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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