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Jamaica signs post-Brexit trade agreement with UK

Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Senator Kamina Johnson Smith was among nine Caribbean Ministers of Trade who, together with UK Trade Minister George Hollingbery, signed an agreement to preserve existing preferential trade terms between their countries and the United Kingdom in a post-Brexit era.
 
Welcoming the development, Minister Johnson Smith said continuity and certainty are key for the business community and the government. 
 
She added that since the United Kingdom is Jamaica's largest trading partner within the EU, it has been important for the Government of Jamaica, since the Brexit referendum in 2016, to work within CARIFORUM to preserve existing preferential trade terms notwithstanding uncertainties regarding the Brexit process.
 
The countries who signed were Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St. Kitts-Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent & the Grenadines.


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