Last updated in October 2016
Political and economic relations are friendly but fairly low-key. Cooperation is mainly in the form of individual development cooperation and cultural projects and within the United Nations. Dominica’s main exports to Germany are agricultural products. In addition, Dominica receives substantial revenue from Germany in the form of spending by German tourists.
A bilateral agreement on the protection and promotion of investments has been in place since 1986. Other cooperation and trade accords exist within the framework of the agreements between the European Union and the ACP (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) states as well as between the EU and CARIFORUM (CARICOM member states plus the Dominican Republic). Dominica, 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) that was signed in October 2008.
In development cooperation, Dominica has indirect links with Germany through German agreements with the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), cooperation focusing on sustainable economic development, the promotion of renewable energy, adaptation to climate change and protecting the country’s fisheries. In addition, Germany provides assistance through microprojects and sports promotion measures. The international aid organisations active in Dominica in the wake of the flood disaster caused by Tropical Storm Erika in August 2015 included the German Red Cross and German development cooperation (through their involvement in CARICOM projects).
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