The CARIFORUM – United Kingdom Economic Partnership Agreement entered into force in January 2021.

On November 24, 2021, Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), in partnership with the United Kingdom Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Department for International Trade, and with funding from the UK and the EU, convened a CARIFORUM-UK High level summit. The event was held under the theme “Expanding Trade under the CARIFORUM-United Kingdom Economic Partnership Agreement” to promote exchanges on a modern future partnership between the United Kingdom and the Caribbean.

International Trade Law and Economics Consultant, Keisha-Ann Thompson, presented the findings of the Caribbean Export study on the new CARIFORUM-UK EPA commissioned to assess the new arrangement prompted by the UK’s exit from the European Union on 31 January 2020.