St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Last updated in October 2013
Political relations between Germany and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are amicable and untroubled. Cooperation is mainly in the form of individual development cooperation and cultural projects and within the United Nations.
The scale of bilateral economic relations with Germany is modest. The volume of imports and exports in both directions is small. Additional revenue from Germany is generated by tourists.
An agreement on the protection and promotion of investment has been in place since 1989. A bilateral agreement on exchange of information on tax matters entered into force in 2011. Other cooperation and trade agreements exist only within the framework of the arrangements between the European Union and the so-called ACP (African, Caribbean, Pacific) states, and between the EU and CARIFORUM (CARICOM member states plus the Dominican Republic). The people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and indeed throughout the region, are keenly following the development of trade relations with the EU in the light of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) that was signed in October 2008.
In the context of development cooperation, St. Vincent and the Grenadines has indirect ties to the Federal Republic of Germany through agreements between Germany and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), with cooperation focusing on HIV/AIDS prevention, sustainable economic development, the promotion of renewable energy and adaptation to climate change. In addition, Germany provides assistance through so-called microprojects across the region.