January 24, 2020

Caribbean States share common values & interests with other ACP Countries

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By Reinhardt Jacobsen From IDN BRUSSELS (IDN) – As the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States (ACP) girds up its loins for talks on future relations with the European Union (EU) after the Cotonou Agreement expires in February 2020, the Caribbean Forum of the ACP States (CARIFORUM) has resolved that a new pact must […]

PM Harris briefed on efforts to delist St. Kitts and Nevis from EU’s non-cooperative tax jurisdictions

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St. Kitts and Nevis Media Release: Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister Thursday, March 29, 2018 — BASSETERRE, St. Kitts, March 28, 2018 (Press Unit in the Office of the Prime Minister) – Prime Minister Dr. the Honourable Timothy Harris’ busy week of engagements with high-level international and local officials continued today, Wednesday, […]

Delegates assemble in St. Kitts-Nevis for CARIFORUM Council of Ministers meet

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BASSETERRE, St. Kitts–The United Kingdom’s (UK’s) withdrawal from the European Union (EU), also known as “Brexit,” is an emerging trade issue that is of paramount concern for the Caribbean region. Against this backdrop, a number of government ministers and delegates from Forum of the Caribbean Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States CARIFORUM countries […]

Caribbean Export and the European Union to open grants call for Caribbean companies

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Bridgetown, BARBADOS, March 19, 2018. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in cooperation with the European Union today announced they are gearing up to provide grant funds to the CARIFORUM private sector. “The DAGS is one of the Agency’s most direct ways of providing support to the CARIFORUM private sector. This reimbursement grant funding […]

CARIFORUM states to build capacity to respond to drug problem

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From Caribbean News Now KINGSTOWN, St Vincent — Representatives of the Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM) will hold technical discussions on the seventh round of the multilateral evaluation mechanism (MEM) process on February 7, 2017, in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). The one-day technical meeting will be followed by two days of intense training, […]

UK assures CARIFORUM it will honour EPA commitments

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BRUSSELS, Belgium — The United Kingdom has assured the Caribbean Group of African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) States (CARIFORUM) that, while it remains a member of the European Union (EU), trade will continue under the terms of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). Representatives of CARIFORUM states met with the UK minister of trade policy, Greg […]

Golden opportunity for investment in the sweet potato value chain – a new investment guide for CARIFORUM countries

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Compiled by Adelle Roopchand, CTA (ACP-EU) PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, Jul 27 2017 – Agriculture is often perceived as a risky sector for investors and banks are generally reluctant to lend to farmers due to their lack of understanding of the sector and associating it with high risk. However, in recent years various types of […]

EUR 24 M in support to the Caribbean’s private sector

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From the European Union Bridgetown, BARBADOS, March 23rd, 2017. The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) and the European Union (EU) have signed the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) agreement worth EUR 24 Million to support regional private sector development. At the 11th EDF launch and signing ceremony, held yesterday at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford […]

CRFM successfully implements EU-funded project helping to strengthen sanitary controls in the CARIFORUM fishery sector

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The Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), in partnership with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture has successfully completed the project “Capacity Building of regulatory and industry stakeholders in Aquaculture and Fisheries Health and Food Safety to meet the SPS requirements of international trade”. The project which started in September 2016, was funded under the […]

Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism hosts training in fishery sector sanitary controls in St. Vincent and the Grenadines

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Food safety hazards, best practices in fish inspection, controls in aquaculture, traceability and modern approaches to laboratory testing and accreditation were the key areas covered BELIZE CITY, BELIZE, Friday, 16 December 2016 (CRFM)—A two-week training covering “Food safety in the fishery sector” and “Fishery products laboratory testing” was delivered to 30 inspector and laboratory analysts […]