In 2008, the European Union (EU) and 14 Caribbean countries signed an Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) geared towards strengthening trade and investment relations and promoting regional integration between the Parties and CARIFORUM countries. The EU has commissioned a series of sectoral reports to raise awareness of the economic opportunities related to the CARIFORUM-EU EPA to enable the EU private sector to foster valuable business partnerships in the region.
The Report on Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Processing in CARIFORUM is the third of the series, aimed at promoting the development of the sector through EU investment and trade, by seizing the opportunities offered by the CARIFORUM-EU EPA.
The report was presented during a webinar on July 20 with industry experts, to validate and discuss the findings, whilst informing stakeholders of the critical next steps for effectively tapping into the benefits of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA. The webinar highlighted emerging trade and investment opportunities in Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Processing across the CARIFORUM region, as well as priority subsectors for EU trade and investment. It also explored conditions for market access and the ease of doing business.
The webinar recording, presentations and brochures can be accessed on the links below: