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African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group

African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group The African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States was established in 1975 by the Georgetown Agreement, with the aim of collaborating in its engagement with the European Community (EC) and of promoting intra-ACP...

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ACP/EU Relations

ACP/EU Relations   Between 1975 and 2000, there were four (4) Lomé Conventions dealing with cooperation between the ACP countries and the Member States of the European Union. The Conventions covered the areas of Financial and Technical Cooperation, Trade...

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Jamaica and the EU

Since 1975, Jamaica, as a signatory to ACP-EC Lomé Conventions and the ACP-EU Cotonou Partnership Agreement (CPA), has been the recipient of approximately €1.2 billion from the EU via the European Development Fund (EDF) and the general budget of the EU. The support provided by the

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Caribbean Forum of ACP States (CARIFORUM)

Caribbean Forum of ACP States (CARIFORUM)   The Caribbean Forum of ACP States (CARIFORUM) comprises sixteen (16) Caribbean countries, i.e. Member States of CARICOM, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. The CARIFORUM has developed an administrative structure. The...

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CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)

CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)   The EPA is a reciprocal trade agreement between the European Union (EU) and ACP Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM, i.e. CARICOM Member States plus the Dominican Republic). The Economic Partnership Agreement...

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What does the EPA Cover?

The EPA covers Market Access for Goods, Investment, Trade in Services and Trade- Related Issues, Legal and Institutional Issues, and Development Cooperation.

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The UK’s Withdrawal from EU Membership (BREXIT)

The UK’s Withdrawal from EU Membership (BREXIT) In a referendum held in June 2016, the people of Britain voted to leave the EU. On 29th March 2017, the UK Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Theresa May, sent a letter to the President of the European Commission...

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