Canada-Caribbean Community Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
Last updated May 2015.
The launch of negotiations toward a Canada-CARICOM free trade agreement was announced on July 1, 2007. Since then, seven rounds of negotiations have been held. Unfortunately, despite Canada’s extensive accommodation and negotiating flexibility during this period, Canada and CARICOM were not able to reach an agreement. Given the lengthy negotiations and that Canada and CARICOM continue to have different objectives for a Canada-CARICOM trade agreement, no additional negotiations are planned at this date.
Canada values its relationship with CARICOM and with each CARICOM Member State and attaches great importance to our commercial relations.
For more information, please see additional 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
- Trade Commissioner Service Offices in CARICOM Member States
- Export Development Canada in CARICOM Member States
If you have questions or comments about this initiative we would like to hear from you. Please contact Global Affairs Canada at:
Trade Policy and Negotiations Division I (TPE)
Global Affairs Canada
Lester B. Pearson Building
125 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, Ontario, K1A 0G2