According to Caribbean 360 News, “The implementation units housed in the various Caribbean Forum countries that signed on to the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with the European Union (EU) are to receive a further 3.5 million euros to push the advantages of the trade agreement.

The Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) countries, which comprise the countries of the Caribbean Communities (CARICOM) and the Dominican Republic, have been allocated the funds to be used by the countries’ national EPA implementation units; for administrative, technical and other support for national focal points and for technical assistance assignments to advise on or to assist in taking advantage of opportunities under EPA.

CARIFORUM signed the EPA with the EU in 2008, it is a single negotiated agreement which governs how the two regions will cooperate on a wide range of trade-related issues. Continue reading “3.5 Million Euro Coming For EPA Implementation”