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|Caribbean Free Trade Association
CARIFTA was founded with the intent to unite various the economies of various independent Caribbean nations and give them a joint presence on the international scene.
CARIFTA was founded by Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Guyana, and Trinidad and Tobago on December 15, 1965, with the signing of the Dickenson Bay Agreement. They were joined on July 1, 1968 by Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts-Nevis-Anguilla, Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines; and on August 1, 1968 by Montserrat and Jamaica. In 1971 Belize (then British Honduras) joined the Association.
Specifically, CARIFTA was intended to encourage balanced development of the Region by:
increasing trade - buying and selling more goods among
the Member States;
The agreement also sought to:
ensure that the benefits of free trade were equitably
CARIFTA was superseded by the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in 1973.
Caribbean Community www.caricom.org/jsp/community/carifta.jsp?menu=community
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