Tariffs have recently made headlines due to rising tensions between the United States and other countries. With the increase in tariffs on materials such as steel, many U.S. manufacturers are starting to discuss moving their production overseas, where they are exempt from rising costs. The United States currently has free trade agreements with 12 countries. Although the United States left the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in 2017, the partnership will continue without the country`s presence. The Parties agree to work towards the adoption of double taxation treaties between CARICOM member States and Venezuela. 1. The Joint Council shall continuously review trade finance and decide on the mechanisms that may be used to facilitate trade finance between CARICOM member States and Venezuela. Currently, CARICOM has 15 full members, 5 associate members and 8 observers. All associate members are British Overseas Territories, and it is not currently clear what role associate members will play. Observers are States that participate in at least one of the CARICOM technical committees. Although the group has close ties to Cuba, that nation was excluded due to the lack of a comprehensive democratic internal political agreement.
[Citation needed] In 2017, the Bloc of the Republic of Cuba and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) signed the “Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement between LACOM and CUBA” in order to facilitate closer relations. Since 2013, the CARICOM bloc and the Dominican Republic have been linked to the European Union through an Economic Partnership Agreement signed in 2008 called CARIFORUM.  The Treaty grants equal trade and investment rights to all members of the European Union and CARIFORUM. In accordance with Article 234 of the Agreement, the Court of Justice of the European Union deals with the settlement of disputes between CARIFORUM and the States of the European Union.  The celebration of CARICOM Day is the chosen day on which some countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) officially recognize the date of commemoration of the signing of the Treaty of Chaguaramas, the agreement establishing CARICOM on July 4, 1973. The contract was signed in Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago by the leaders of Barbados, Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. CARICOM Day is recognized as an official holiday in Guyana, where the Secretariat is located, and is celebrated on the first Monday in July. The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has also introduced CARICOM Day as a public holiday. 2. The Joint Council shall review the provisions of this Article and adopt measures, including the negotiation of air and maritime transport agreements between CARICOM Member States and Venezuela, with a view to improving transport services. DONE ——————– in ——————— in the English and Spanish languages, both texts being equally authentic, on 13 October 1992.
This agreement allows Venezuela or any CARICOM member State to adopt or apply measures such as the following, provided that they are not used as barriers to trade: Article 19: ACCESSION OF OTHER LAIA MEMBER STATES TO THE AGREEMENT The 25 designated CARICOM institutions are as follows: CARICOM replaced the Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) from 1965 to 1972, which was organized to establish a continuous economic link between English-speaking countries. Caribbean countries after the dissolution of the Federation of the West Indies, which lasted from 3 January 1958 to 31 May 1962. (b) from 1 January 1994, 50 % of the NFN duty shall apply; CONSIDERING that it is desirable to develop more dynamic and balanced trade and economic relations between them, 4.The agenda for each meeting of the Joint Council shall be set by the Parties at least one month before each proposed meeting. (c) To keep this Agreement under review, to evaluate the operation of this Agreement and to recommend such measures as it deems appropriate to better achieve the objective of this Agreement; 2. The rights and obligations acquired under this Agreement shall expire on the date of entry into force of the denunciation, with the exception of those relating to obligations relating to the importation of products which shall remain in force for a further period of one year, unless the Parties agree on a longer period. On the occasion of CARICOM`s 40th anniversary, a contest to compose an official song or anthem for CARICOM was launched in April 2013 to promote the choice of a song that fostered unity and inspired CARICOM identity and pride. A regional jury of independent music experts was appointed by Member States and the CARICOM Secretariat. Three rounds of competition condensed 63 submissions into the last three, from which the jury selected Celebrating CARICOM by Michele Henderson from Dominica in March 2014.  Henderson won a $10,000 prize.  Her song was produced by her husband Roland Delsol Jr.
and arranged by Earlson Matthew. .