Jamaica holding discussions regarding Brexit
KINGSTON – A delegation from the London-based Commonwealth Secretariat has arrived here for talks regarding Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.
A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade a document entitled Brexit: Challenges and Opportunities for Jamaica and other CARIFORUM Countries, will form the basis for the in-country discussions.
It said the paper was prepared for Jamaica by the Commonwealth Secretariat with the cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, the CARIFORUM (Caribbean Forum) Directorate and the CARICOM Office of Trade Negotiations.
The paper examines the trade implications of the UK’s exit from the EU (Brexit) for preferential access to the UK market for Jamaica and other CARIFORUM States under the CARIFORUM/EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
The in-country consultations will be held at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel tomorrow from 9 a.m. to 12 noon with participants drawn from both the public and private sectors.
The paper will contribute to the region’s discussions with the United Kingdom that were initiated in 2016, shortly after the United Kingdom referendum, which gave rise to its decision to leave the European Union. (CMC)