Germany and St. Vincent and the Grenadines: Bilateral relations
Political relations between Germany and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are amicable and untroubled. Cooperation takes place mainly in the form of individual development cooperation and cultural projects and within the United Nations framework.
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 (especially cruise ship tourists).
A bilateral investment protection and promotion agreement has been in place since 1989. In 2011 a bilateral agreement on exchange of information on tax matters entered into force. 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 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and in the entire region against the background of the imminent signing of the EU’s new partnership agreement with the states of Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean (Post-Cotonou Agreement).
In development cooperation, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 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 in the region through micro-projects.
Following the volcanic eruption in April 2020, Germany provided humanitarian assistance.