Caribbean Free Trade Association


Caribbean Free Trade Association

The Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA) had been organized to provide a continued economic linkage between the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean following the dissolution of the West Indies Federation which lasted from January 3, 1958 to May 31, 1962.

The Caribbean Free Trade Association was created to try to boost relations between the various Caribbean islands. One of the reasons of the formation of the CARIFTA was to increase the quota and variety of goods able to be sold. The association started an international youth athletics event for junior athletes from the member states called the CARIFTA Games.

In 1972 the CARIFTA was replaced by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).

Membership

In 1965, on December 15, the CARIFTA was founded by 4 countries:
* ATG
* BRB
* GUY
* TRI

The following countries joined the agreement:
* DMA (1968)
* GRD (1968)
* JAM (1968)
* MSR (1968)
* SKN (1968)
* LCA (1968)
* VIN (1968)
* BLZ (1971)

References


* Dunker, Jörg (2002). "Regionale Integration im System des liberalisierten Welthandels. EG und NAFTA im Vergleich". Frankfurt/Main: Peter Lang. ISBN 3-631-37941-2. P. 57.
* Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat (2008). [ [http://www.caricom.org/index.jsp Caricom Community Secretariat] ]


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