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|CARIBBEAN COMMUNITY (CARICOM)
VERY USEFUL WEBSITES FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT
CARICOM Member States include Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti,
Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago.
CARICOM Associate Members include Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, and Turks and Caicos
For more information on each Member and Associate Member States, check out the CARICOM Website.
CARICOM TRADE AND OTHER STATISTICS
The following statistics for the Region are available on the CARICOM Website:
- CARICOM's Trade: A Quick Reference to Some Summary Data 2001-2006
- Women & Men in the Caribbean Community: Facts and Figures, 1998-2005
- National Accounts Digest 2003-2006
- 2000 Round of Population and Housing Census
- CARICOM Regional Trade Information System: TradSys Online
For US trade with the CARICOM Member States, check out the following links:
For the European Union’s trade with the Caribbean Region, check out the following link:
CARIBBEAN AGENCIES, ASSOCIATIONS, FORUMS, INSTITUTIONS AND ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN TRADE
Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
- Association formed in July 1994 to promote consultation, cooperation and joint action among all countries of the
- Comprises 25 Member States and 3 Associate Members. Eight other non-independent Caribbean countries are
eligible for associate membership.
CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)
- Established on January 1, 2006.
- To date, only 12 Member States have joined the single market – Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Belize, Dominica,
Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, and Trinidad
- All CARICOM nationals now have the right to establish a business in a participating Member State without requiring a
work permit; subject to all the regulations governing companies in the specific Member State.
Caribbean AgriBusiness Association (CABA)
- Coordinates agribusiness throughout the Region; promotes development of social and economic conditions of
agriculturalists and their workers; assists in creating a favorable investment climate in agriculture; and other functions.
Caribbean Association of Industry and Commerce (CAIC)
- A private sector initiative for positioning Caribbean businesses in the changing world economy; providing products
and services for members; and representing members’ interests at regional and international meetings.
Caribbean Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (CAIPA)
- Launched on November 20, 2007 to facilitate the collaboration of regional investment promotion agencies (IPAs) in
the attraction of greater foreign direct investment to the Region.
Caribbean Export Development Agency (CEDA)
- Established on January 1, 1996 by the 15 Member States of the Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM).
- A regional organization for trade and investment development and promotion.
Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC)
- Coalition of Caribbean non-governmental organizations established in 1991 to represent the interests of the
Caribbean people in development strategies.
- See Foreign Direct Investment and Corporate Governance in the Caribbean by Shantal Munro-Knight, July 2008
(228 pages).The study, conducted by the CPDC, examines the contribution of FDI patterns and flows on the
economies of three case studies: Jamaica, Trinidad, and Barbados.
Caricom Office of Trade Negotiations (OTN)
- Established in April 1997 “to develop, coordinate and execute an overall negotiating strategy for various external
negotiations in which the Region was involved.
Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)
- Established in June 1981 for promoting unity, solidarity, and cooperation among its Members at regional and
international levels with the aim of contributing to the sustainable development of the Member States.
- Members comprise Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St.
Vincent and the Grenadines. Associate Members comprise Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands.
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Established in July 1973, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is a
progressive development from the former seven-year-old Caribbean Free
Trade Association (CARIFTA). The 15 Member States of the CARICOM trade
block have gone beyond being a mere free-trade area to encompass
programs for sustained economic development within the Region as well as
unified trade, economic, and foreign policies with States outside the Region.
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