Cultural Cooperation and Trade under the EU-CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement

Barbados - 30 April 2019

Trade topics: Trade in ideas

This study explores the impact of the EU-CARIFORUM free trade agreement in the field of culture and creative activities. The study tries to identify the success stories, as well as the obstacles that may have prevented the full beneficial effect of the agreement. Our key messages are that despite the far-reaching commitments undertaken by the EU in granting preferential conditions to Caribbean cultural practitioners and the facilitated market access for media co-productions and the overall enhanced possibilities for cultural cooperation, there is more that needs to be done. This will be explain in more detail in the study.