Jamaican Entrepreneurs and Private Sector Encouraged to Explore Opportunities Within New Cariforum-United Kingdom (Uk) Trade Arrangement
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator Kamina Johnson Smith, says the technical work for the rollover of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) into a new CARIFORUM-United Kingdom (UK) trade arrangement post-Brexit is close to being finalised.
She said that The European Union (EU), remains an important trade partner for Jamaica and CARIFORUM colleagues, and the EPA will remain in place, and will continue to be the framework under which Jamaica trades with the EU.
She added that they were continuing to work towards its ratification and called on entrepreneurs and other players in the private sector to explore opportunities within this framework, even as they seek to improve implementation.
Senator Johnson Smith was addressing the quarterly press briefing at the Ministry’s Dominica Drive headquarters in New Kingston on November 7.