Suriname - Trade AgreementsSuriname - Trade Agreements
Suriname joined CARICOM in 1995 and became a full member of the group’s common market in 1996. As a member of CARICOM, Suriname is committed to a regionally coordinated external trade policy for the group. Suriname is also party to several trade agreements with other countries in the region including the Dominican Republic (2000), covering goods only; Cuba (2000), covering goods only; and Costa Rica (2004). Suriname signed but did not ratify the agreement with Costa Rica.
A comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and 15 Caribbean states in the CARIFORUM group, including Suriname, was signed in 2008. The EU-CARIFORUM EPA replaced the ACP-EU Cotonou Agreement and provides for duty and quota-free access to the EU market for exports from the CARIFORUM countries.
Suriname Trade Development and Promotion Trade Agreements