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African, Caribbean nations mull joint free trade zone
Public and private sectors’ leaders in African and Caribbean nations have called for increased trade and investments among the nations, with a vision to create an African Caribbean free trade zone.
EU, Latin America at odds on Ukraine and Mercosur trade ahead of big summit
European and Latin American countries are miles apart on Ukraine and a Mercosur trade deal. The working text also eliminates references to the proposed signature of a deal between the EU and 79 countries of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States .
LEAK: EU to prioritise Mercosur deal, establish closer ties with Latin America
The EU will prioritise concluding a long-delayed trade deal with South America’s Mercosur bloc and closer institutional cooperation as it seeks new allies to reduce economic dependencies on China and counter Russia.
Elizabeth Morgan | OACPS/EU – Post-Cotonou Agreement still in limbo
Wednesday, April 5, 2023 was the third anniversary of the establishment, as a full international organisation, of the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS).
Public services in the crosshairs
The impacts of investment protection regimes on the public services sector in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Cariforum and UK sign economic partnership agreement
Ambassador David Hales last Friday signed the CARIFORUM-United Kingdom Economic Partnership Agreement and a Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of the Government of Guyana.
Successor to EU-Africa Cotonou treaty marks ‘turning point’, says EU
The EU and African, Caribbean and Pacific Community on Thursday (15 April) finalised the successor to the Cotonou agreement, bringing a close to two and a half years of negotiations and repeated delays.
Suriname signs CARIFORUM-UK EPA
Suriname joined the UK and 13 other CARIFORUM States that have already signed the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Has the EU-CARIFORUM EPA worked?
A report prepared for the European Commission was published last month to evaluate the outcomes of the agreement.
Can CARICOM-Canada Trade And Investment Flows Be Revitalised?
Canada, although having a long-standing relationship with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and its Member States, being in the hemisphere and the Commonwealth and the third major trading partner, does not usually generate much attention and scrutiny in the region. The planned visit by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in February, as Canada campaigned for a seat on the United Nations (UN) Security Council, sparked region-wide media interest. This visit was postponed. Canada was unsuccessful in its bid for a non-permanent seat on the Security Council.
CDB, IDB sign agreement to support economic development in Caricom
The Barbados-based Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) on Monday signed an agreement with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to support economic development and integration of the Caribbean Community (Caricom).
ACP-EU post-Cotonou negotiations: Towards the finish line
Mobility and migration is proving a difficult issue between the EU, African and Caribbean countries. Development cooperation is yet to be treated in these negotiations.
UK secures post-Brexit trade deal with group of Caribbean countries
Push to tie up rollover deals now covers about one third of UK’s £117bn annual trade.
Peru: Final statement from the people’s summit
The representatives of social and popular organizations of Peru, Latin America and the Caribbean, met in Lima, Peru from April 10 to 14, 2018 to discuss the political, social and economic reality of Our America.
ISDS in numbers
Impacts of investment arbitration against Latin America and the Carribbean.
EPA plan to be reset
Barbados is resetting its implementation strategy of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union as Britain prepares to exit the EU.
Bad agreement for the Caribbean
The evidence is clear: after 10 years of the EPA, the promised benefits have not been realized.
Cracks appear in EU-ACP unity at Cotonou meeting in Dakar
Dissent was heard at the high-level meeting in Dakar of the EU and the 79-member states of the African, Caribbean and Pacific group.
Documents suggest Europe sees future Caribbean ties within ambit of CELAC
If for the Caribbean the future relationship with EU is to be less about trade and development and more about a political dialogue, new thinking and a fundamental re-assessment of the balance in external relations is required.