Last updated in March 2019
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 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). The further development of trade relations with the EU is being followed closely in Dominica and in the entire region against the background of the ongoing negotiations on the EU’s new partnership agreement with the states of Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean (Post‑Cotonou Agreement).
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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