About this consultation

Feedback period
17 April 2019 - 31 August 2019 (midnight Brussels time)

Target audience

Stakeholders directly affected by the Agreement, for instance:
 -Businesses (including SMEs) in the Caribbean and in the EU, including from agricultural and fisheries sectors, as well as agro-industry and other manufacturing sectors, industry, and services providers;
 -Business organisations, associations and chambers of commerce in CARIFORUM and in the EU at regional, sectoral, national or local level;
 - Workers representatives and trade unions in the Caribbean and the EU;
 -Citizens/individuals, workers, consumers in CARIFORUM and the EU, including Outermost Regions;
Further stakeholders involved in the implementation of the Agreement, for instance:
 -Public authorities: at EU, Member State and local level in the EU, and at federal, state and municipal level in CARIFORUM countries;
 -NGOs and other civil society organisations, including trade unions and organisations representing consumer, environmental, social, and human rights issues, in the EU and CARIFORUM;
Other stakeholders interested in trade policy, for instance:
 -Academia, research institutions, experts, think-tanks and consultancies in the EU and in Cariforum.

Why we are consulting

The Commission has launched an evaluation of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and 14 Member States of the Caribbean Forum (CARIFORUM) which has been provisionally applied since 2008. The public consultation results will feed into this evaluation. The objective of the public consultation is to hear concrete examples, evidence and experiences of public authorities and other stakeholders which can complement and underpin other evaluation methods, like economic modelling. The aim is to gather material that will illustrate particular opportunities and challenges resulting from the EPA. The consultations represent a chance to hear from all concerned stakeholders where we need to focus our attention and where more evidence and research is needed.

Responding to the questionnaire

You can contribute to this consultation by filling in the online questionnaire. If you are unable to use the online questionnaire, please contact us using the email address below.

Questionnaires are available in some or all official EU languages. You can submit your responses in any official EU language.

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