Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM)

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  • Established: August 1, 1973, pursuant to the July 4, 1973, Treaty of Chaguaramas (Trinidad), as successor to the Caribbean Free Trade Association.

    Purpose: To deepen the integration process prevailing within the former Caribbean Free Trade Association, to enable all member states to share equitably in the benefits of integration, to operate certain subregional common services, and to coordinate the foreign policies of the member states.

    Headquarters: Georgetown, Guyana.

    Principal Organs: Heads of Government Conference, Community Council of Ministers, Secretariat.

    Website: www.caricom.org.

    Secretary-General: Irwin LaRocque (Dominica).

    Membership (15): Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas (member of the community but not the common market), Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Montserrat, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (member of the community but not of the common market), Suriname, Trinidad and ...

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