Cariforum Trade Agreement

CARIFORUM – CEPOL entered into force provisionally in December 2008. The agreement is reviewed every five years. 1. This Agreement shall be based on the fundamental principles and the essential and fundamental elements of the Cotonou Agreement, in accordance with Articles 2 and 9 of the Cotonou Agreement respectively. This Agreement builds on the provisions of the Cotonou Agreement and previous ACP-EC Partnership Agreements in the field of regional cooperation and integration and economic and trade cooperation. Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) are mainly development-oriented trade agreements, which aim to promote more trade and investment. They contribute to sustainable growth and poverty reduction in developing countries. (b) develop export marketing capacities, including market research, both for trade between carIFORUM countries and between Contracting Parties, as well as the identification of options to improve marketing infrastructure and transport, as well as the identification of financing and cooperation opportunities for producers and traders; Haiti signed the agreement in December 2009, but does not implement it until it is ratified. (f) “Economic Integration Agreement”, which significantly liberalizes trade in services and investment, in accordance with WTO rules. 5. If, in accordance with the procedure referred to in paragraph 2, a recommendation under the same paragraph has been found to be compatible with this Agreement and there is a sufficient degree of conformity between the relevant provisions of the Contracting Parties and the States signatories to CARIFORUM, the Contracting Parties shall, for the purposes of implementing this Recommendation, an agreement on the mutual recognition of requirements through their competent authorities; The Commission on Human Rights and Human Rights was the first to negotiate qualifications, licenses 4.

The Parties agree that labour standards should not be used for protectionist commercial purposes. 5. The Parties recognise the benefits of trade in fair and ethical commercial products and the importance of facilitating such trade between them. 1. . . .