Caricom Canada Free Trade Agreement

Unfortunately, despite the significant adaptation and flexibility of Canada`s negotiations, Canada and CARICOM did not reach an agreement during this period. Given the length of the negotiations and the fact that Canada and CARICOM are still pursuing different objectives for a Canada-CARICOM trade agreement, no further negotiations are planned at this stage. On July 1, 2007, Canada and CARICOM began negotiations on the Canada-CARICOM Free Trade Agreement, a regional trade pact to expand trade between Canada and the Caribbean Economic Community. Seven rounds of negotiations took place, with the last formal round taking place in April 2014. In early 2008, CARICOM leaders agreed to advance the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Canada.