Relations between Jamaica and the European Union

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Publication Date 15/02/2017
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Political relations between Jamaica and the European Union centre around various agreements: the African, Caribbean Pacific (ACP) EU Partnership Agreement and also the EU-CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States).

In Economics Matters, as a member of the CARICOMand the CARIFORUM Group of Countries, Jamaica is part of the CARIFORUM - European Union Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that was signed in 2008. The EPA provides Jamaica with market access to the EU. It ensures duty-free-quota-free market access into the EU for all products. The EPA also makes it possible for Jamaican companies to set up businesses in the EU.

The European Development Fund (EDF) is the main source of development aid for Jamaica. The European Union also intervened in Jamaica through the Humanitarian Aid Fund in 2001 and 2004.
It also try to prevent the consequences of Natural Disaster through the Disaster Preparadness System.

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EU: EEAS: Delegation of the European Union to Jamaica, Belize, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas and the Cayman Islands https
European Commission: DG International Cooperation and Development: Jamaica
European Commission: DG Trade: Policy: Countries and regions: Caribbean
Jamaica: Embassy of Jamaica and Permanent Mission of Jamaica to the European Union
EU: EEAS: 11th National Indicative Programme (2014-2020) between the European Union and Jamaica
ESO: Find more information about Jamaica and its relations with the European Union
BBC News: Jamaica Country Profile

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