MEETING OF THE TRADE & INVESTMENT TASK FORCE IN B.V.I
Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) as chair for the CARIFORUM, French Caribbean Outermost Region (FCOR) and EU Overseas Countries and Territories (OCT) Task Force on Trade and Investment convened the 7th Meeting of the Task Force in Tortola, British Virgin Islands on May 30-31, 2013.
The mandate of the Task Force on Trade and Investment is to promote dialogue on issues related to trade and investment and to assist with the identification of projects between CARIFORUM States and the French Caribbean. This dialogue is important given the fact that the French Caribbean Regions through their political status with the French Republic is a party to the European Partnership Agreement (EPA).
Dr. D. Orlando Smith, OBE, Premier, British Virgin Islands echoed her sentiments and expressed that, “Although BVI has only observer status in the organisation we are proud to be part of a forward moving process and congratulate the region for being able to move forward with the European Partnership Agreements (EPA) with the European Union (EU).”