Describes bilateral and multilateral trade agreements that this country is party to, including with the United States. Includes websites and other resources where U.S. companies can get more information on how to take advantage of these agreements.
Last Published: 10/22/2018

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.

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Suriname Trade Development and Promotion Trade Agreements