EU Relations with Guyana

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EU relations and cooperation with Guyana are carried out both on bilateral and regional basis, the latter within the framework of the on-going EU-CELAC and EU-CARIFORUM dialogues. Guyana is party to the "Cotonou Agreement", the Partnership Agreement between the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States and the European Union.

The EU-Guyana cooperation strategy for the period 2008-2013 focuses mainly on macro-economic support, support to the sugar industry and coastal management.

At the regional level, the Caribbean was pioneer in signing, in October 2008, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM countries) and the EU, a framework to help make trade, investment and development assistance easier for all parties, in particular promoting regional integration. Guyana is a signatory of the EPA and ratified the agreement on 19 May 2012.

Guyana and the EU have a long-standing trade relationship. Over the years, the EU has represented between 30 and 35% of Guyana's total exports in value. The main exports are sugar, rice, rum, bauxite, precious stones and timber products. The EU has been, and still is, Guyana's main export market for cane sugar and other sugar products.

In November 2012, the Member States of the EU and the Caribbean adopted the new Joint Caribbean-European Union Partnership Strategy . This Strategy will enhance Caribbean– European Union relations and broaden the engagement by adding a political pillar to the traditionally development and trade relationship with the Caribbean region. The strategy focuses on regional integration, Haiti reconstruction, climate change and natural disasters, crime and security, and joint action in multilateral fora.

 

 

 


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  • 19/03/2015
    Speech of HRVP Federica Mogherini at the opening session of the EU-CELAC Civil Society Forum Speech of HRVP Federica Mogherini at the opening session of the EU-CELAC Civil Society Forum 03/19/2015 11:03:41 03/19/2015 11:03:41 03/19/2015 11:03:41 03/07/2016 11:03:41 2015031911 090126248ecbd3a4 N 090126248ecbd3a4 /statements-eeas/2015/150319_01_en.htm 12125 xml Y /statements-eeas/2015/150319_01_en.htm 2 /statements-eeas/2015/150319_01_en.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150319_01_es.htm /statements-eeas/2015/150319_01_zz.htm N ID_INTERNAL N N
    Speech of HRVP Federica Mogherini at the opening session of the EU-CELAC Civil Society Forum
  • 09/05/2014
    25 78611 1 Fact sheet on the Caribbean Region, issued in occasion of the Europe Day celebration Fact sheet on the Caribbean Region, issued in occasion of the Europe Day celebration /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_carribean_en.pdf 05/09/2014 00:00:00 05/09/2014 00:00:00 05/09/2014 00:00:00 nulldate 2014050900 090126248c7498aa N 090126248c7498aa /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_carribean_en.pdf 1435579 pdf Y /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_carribean_en.pdf 1 /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_carribean_en.pdf /factsheets/docs/factsheets_europe_day_2014/factsheet_carribean_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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  • 18/09/2013
    EU to discuss future priorities for development cooperation with the Caribbean
  • 08/11/2012
    The EU gives €6 million for emergency aid in the Caribbean after Hurricane Sandy
  • 20/07/2012
    1063 12024 1 Local EU statement on the tragic loss of life that took place July 18th in Linden, Guyana Local EU statement on the tragic loss of life that took place July 18th in Linden, Guyana 07/20/2012 00:00:00 07/20/2012 14:44:00 07/20/2012 00:00:00 nulldate 2012072000 <p>European External Action Service</p> 09012624887e0711 N 09012624887e0711 /delegations/guyana/documents/press_corner/linden.pdf 14434 pdf Y /delegations/guyana/documents/press_corner/linden.pdf /delegations/guyana/documents/press_corner/linden_zz.pdf N ID_INTERNAL N N
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