CTA participates at the Regional Private Sector ACP Caribbean Meeting being jointly organised by the CARIFORUM directorate, the ACP Secretariat, Business ACP and Caribbean Export in the Dominican Republic, 26-27 June 2019. This event is organised in the framework of the cooperation between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP Group) and the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund (EDF).
Regional private sector ACP Caribbean Meeting
Discussions include key areas to foster the international competitiveness of ACP small and medium enterprises and the promotion of best practices in access to finance, resilience to natural disasters, interconnection, transport and logistics, green growth and value chains.
The African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) is an organisation created by the Georgetown Agreement in 1975. It is composed of 79 African, Caribbean and Pacific states, with all of them, save Cuba, signatories to the Cotonou Agreement, also known as the "ACP-EC Partnership Agreement" which binds them to the European Union. There are 48 countries from Sub-Saharan Africa, 16 from the Caribbean and 15 from the Pacific. The Secretariat is responsible for the administrative management of the ACP Group. It assists the Group's decision-making and advisory organs in carrying out their work. The ACP Secretariat's headquarters is located in Brussels (Belgium). It is headed by an Executive Secretary-General who is responsible for implementing the Group's international policy, as well as directing and coordinating its cooperation policy.
Caribbean Export is a regional export development and trade and investment promotion organisation of the Forum of Caribbean States (CARIFORUM). Caribbean Export Development Agency is an intergovernmental organisation, the purpose of which is the insertion of the Caribbean region into the world economy aimed at achieving sustainable development and reducing poverty. Caribbean Export strives to foster an enabling environment for trade and investment within the Caribbean region, promote the competitiveness of the private sector through the enhancement of export capability, to promote investment in the region, and to strengthen the institutional capacity and networking of public and private sector business support organisations.