The main objective of the project is to contribute to a more strategic EU business presence in the Latin America and Caribbean region and greater regional coordination in line with the regional dimension of the CARIFORUM–EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
In particular, the project aims to improve awareness of specific trade and investment opportunities, of EPA provisions for market access, and of the requirements for market access for EU companies operating in CARIFORUM states. Furthermore, it also aims to strengthen advocacy in conducting business in the EU and will work towards increasing transparency on a number of provisions, thereby contributing to improving preference utilization rates by EU exporters.
In the course of the project, the team of experts will provide the following services:
- Publish nine sectoral reports and research on specific opportunities for trade and investment, which will then be coupled with corresponding electronic brochures summarizing the key findings of the report;
- Develop a comprehensive and horizontal cross-sectoral digital paper on the business and investment climate focusing on the ease of doing business and EPA provisions related to the specific priority sectors;
- Prepare a comprehensive digital paper on the business and investment climate across the CARIFORUM area; and
- Organize communication activities and a series of social media campaigns, designed to boost the profile and benefits of the CARIFORUM-EU EPA.