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EPA Capacity-Building Project Launched

The Honourable Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana and the current Chair of CARIFORUM: Feature Speaker at the Launch Ceremony for the Capacity-building Project

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat-based Caribbean Forum of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (CARIFORUM) Directorate, in collaboration with key partners, launched a €3,099,915 Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA)-centered Capacity-building Project, in Georgetown, Guyana on 25 March.

The Project’s specific objective is to contribute to the effective implementation of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA, with particular reference to obligations relating to Competition, Public Procurement and Customs and Trade Facilitation. The Project—funded by the EU—entered into force on 13 December 2014 and has a duration of approximately twenty-seven (27) months. It is being implemented through a Service Contract between CARIFORUM, as the Contracting Authority, and Equinoccio, Compañía de Comercio Exterior, S.L., the Contractor.

The Launch took place at the opening session of a one-day Regional Sensitization Workshop for the Project. Conducted by Equinoccio, the workshop brought together National EPA Coordinators from CARIFORUM States as well as representatives of regional institutions and other Non-State Actors.
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Mr. Percival Marie, Director-General, CARIFORUM Directorate: Remarks at the Launch Ceremony for the Capacity-building Project

Mr. Eugene Petty (Chair of the Launch Ceremony), Project Manager and Director of Development Cooperation, CARIFORUM Directorate

Ambassador Robert Kopecký, Head of Delegation of the European Union to Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and for the Dutch Overseas Countries and Territories

Mr. Angel Diez, Managing Director of Equinoccio, Compañía de Comercio Exterior, S.L.

Minister Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett and Mr. Percival Marie, in conversation, in the margins of the Launch Ceremony

A section of the audience at the Launch Ceremony




10th EUROPEAN DEVELOPMENT FUND (EDF) CARIBBEAN REGIONAL INDICATIVE PROGRAMME (CRIP) SUPPORT TO CARIFORUM STATES IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE COMMITMENTS UNDERTAKEN UNDER THE CARIFORUM-EUROPEAN UNION (EU) ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (EPA)


The 10th European Development Fund (EDF) Caribbean Regional Indicative Programme (CRIP), valued at €165 million, provides support to the Region to aid in the implementation of the CARIFORUM-European Union (EU) Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

Under the CRIP, a €46,500,000 contribution amount has been provided to support interventions in over a half dozen technical areas under the EPA. An additional €28,300,000 has been made available for purposes of the Regional Private Sector Development Programme (RPSDP), which, in part, will contribute to support for EPA implementation.
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