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Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda

Last updated in March 2017

Political relations are friendly and untroubled. Cooperation is mainly in the form of individual development cooperation and cultural projects and within the United Nations.

Bilateral economic relations with Antigua and Barbuda are not very significant. Antigua and Barbuda receives substantial income from Germany in the form of spending by German tourists. Antigua and Barbuda’s main export to Germany is agricultural produce.

A bilateral investment protection and promotion agreement has been in place since 2001. A bilateral agreement on mutual assistance and exchange of information on tax matters and tax offences was signed in October 2010. Other cooperation and trade accords exist within the framework of the agreements between the European Union and the so-called ACP (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) states as well as between the EU and CARIFORUM (CARICOM member states plus the Dominican Republic). Antigua and Barbuda, like the entire region, is paying very close attention to the further development of trade relations with the EU in the light of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

In development cooperation, Antigua and Barbuda has indirect links with Germany through German agreements with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), cooperation focusing on sustainable economic development, the promotion of renewable energy and adaptation to climate change. In addition, Germany provides assistance through microprojects and sports promotion measures in the region.

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