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Don't Miss Out! Come Join Us: CARIFESTA XIII - August 17-27, 2017 Barbados

Updated Information for CARIFORUM Enquiry Points under Article 86 of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

Article 86 of the CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) requires the Parties to, inter alia, establish one or more enquiry points to provide to investors and services suppliers of the other Party upon request, specific information on any of their measures of general application or international agreements which pertain to or affect the EPA.

The enquiry points notified at the time of signature of the Agreement are set out in Annex V to the Agreement.

Please click here for an updated list of enquiry points for CARIFORUM States (as of 29 July, 2016).

Establishment of the Unit

The Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) Implementation Unit based in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat was set up to facilitate the implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA, which was initialed on 16 December 2007 (marking the conclusion of negotiations) and signed by fourteen CARIFORUM States in October 2008 and by the fifteenth CARIFORUM State, Haiti, in December 2009. The Agreement is being provisionally applied since 29 December 2008.

From 15 June 2011, the Director-General of the CARIFORUM Directorate assumed supervisory responsibility for what is now referred to as the EPA Implementation Unit within the CARIFORUM Directorate of the CARICOM Secretariat. The Unit was formerly known as the EPA Implementation Unit of the CARICOM Secretariat, established under that name on 16 February 2009. Its operation was initially supported, in part, by funds provided under a Grant Agreement between the Caribbean Development Bank, as Administrator of the United Kingdom Government's Caribbean Aid for Trade and Regional Integration Trust Fund (CARTFund), and CARICOM. Since 2013, the Unit has been the beneficiary of EU grant funding under Component 7 of the 10th EDF CRIP Support Programme for EPA Implementation. Learn more


 

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