November 23, 2020

UK assures CARIFORUM it will honour EPA commitments

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BRUSSELS, Belgium — The United Kingdom has assured the Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States () that, while it remains a member of the European Union (EU), trade will continue under the terms of the Economic Partnership Agreement ().

Representatives of CARIFORUM states met with the minister of trade policy, Greg Hands, on Thursday at the ACP Secretariat in Brussels to discuss UK-CARIFORUM trade relations.

A joint statement following the meeting noted that CARIFORUM ministers welcomed the UK’s commitment to the CARIFORUM-EU EPA. They also welcomed the UK’s intention to avoid disruption for its trading partners as it withdraws from the EU.

IMAGE: UK Minister of Trade Policy, Greg Hands (R), signs a preferential trade agreement with CARIFORUM for the Caribbean post-Brexit

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