Parliament agrees to EPA with EU
Guyana’s parliament has finally ratified the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which 15 other member states of the Caribbean Forum (Cariforum) had signed with the European Union in 2008.
Guyana and Haiti had not originally signed the agreement because they were concerned over issues relating to changes to the agreement. However, the Guyanan parliament has now received assurances from the EU and the vote was unanimous.
The EPA is a form of joint Free Trade Agreement between the Caribbean States and the EU as part of the Cotonou Agreement.