Last updated in October 2018
Political relations between Germany and Antigua and Barbuda are friendly and untroubled. The two countries cooperate mainly through individual development cooperation and cultural projects and within the framework of the United Nations.
Bilateral economic relations with Antigua and Barbuda are modest. Considerable income flows into the economy of Antigua and Barbuda from Germany in the form of tourist spending. Antigua and Barbuda mainly exports agricultural produce to Germany.
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 African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) 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 context of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
In the area of development cooperation, Antigua and Barbuda has indirect links with Germany through agreements between Germany and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). These agreements aim to foster cooperation in sustainable economic development, renewable energy promotion and climate change adaptation. In addition, Germany is supporting microprojects and sports promotion measures in the region.
Following the almost total destruction of Barbuda by Hurricane Irma in September 2017, Germany provided emergency humanitarian relief. Reconstruction in Barbuda is likely to take years.
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