The 3rd meeting of the Joint CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee was held on 6 and 7 November 2017 in Trinidad. The aim of the meeting was to dialogue and agree on a plan of action and thematic priorities to monitor the implementation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA). The committee members aim to be genuine partners for development and to be integrated into the implementation strategies and frameworks as well as to monitor the impact of the EPA on the region, its citizens, private sector as well as the most vulnerable groups of society.
The meeting also put forward some priority issues and challenges to inform the work of the Trade & Development Committee and the Joint Council. The Committee will also be exploring the goal of a broader and deeper partnerships between state and non-state actors and a proactive role in the monitoring of EPA implementation.
Further information is available on the website of the European Economic and Social Committee.