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Caribbean Regional Integration
A Report by the UWI Institute of International Relations (IIR)

April 2011
http://sta.uwi.edu/iir/ Matthew Louis Bishop Norman Girvan Timothy M. Shaw Solange Mike Raymond Mark Kirton Michelle Scobie Debbie Mohammed Marlon Anatol With research assistance provided by Zahra Alleyne and Quinnelle-Marie Kangalee

This material has been funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development, however the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the department’s official policies.

ACRONYMS
ACCP ACS ALBA BLP BRICS CAPE CARDI CARICAD CARICOM CARIFORUM CARIFTA CARIPASS CASSOS CBSI CCCC CCJ CDB CDEMA CEDA CEHI CET CFC CFNI CIDA CLDF CLE CMI CMO COFAP COFCOR COHSOD COTA CREDP CRFM CRITI CRNM CROSQ CSME CSO CTO CTU CXC DFID Assembly of Caribbean Community Parliamentarians Association of Caribbean States Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas Barbados Labour Party Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations Caribbean Agriculture Research and Development Institute Caribbean Centre for Development Administration The Caribbean Community Caribbean Forum of African. Caribbean and Pacific States Caribbean Free Trade Association CARICOM Travel Pass Caribbean Aviation Safety and Security Oversight System Caribbean Basin Security Initiative Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre Caribbean Court of Justice Caribbean Development Bank Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency Caribbean Export Development Agency Caribbean Environment Health Institute Common External Tariff Caribbean Food Corporation Caribbean Food and Nutrition Institute Canadian International Development Agency CARICOM Legislative Drafting Facility Council of Legal Education Caribbean Meteorological Institute Caribbean Meteorological Organisation Council for Finance and Planning Council for Foreign and Community Relations Council for Human and Social Development Caribbean Organisation of Tax Administrators Renewable Energy Development Programme Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism Caribbean Regional Information and Translation Institute CARICOM Regional Negotiating Machinery (now OTN) Caribbean Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality Caribbean Single Market and Economy Civil Society Organisation Caribbean Tourism Organisation Caribbean Telecommunications Union Caribbean Examinations Council (UK) Department for International Development 1

DOC DR EC ECCB EDF EPA EU FTA HoG ICT4D ICTs IDB IIR IMF IMPACS JLP LDC MACC NAFTA NGO OAS OECS OTN PANCAP RSS SALISES SIDS TASU TEI UK UNASUR UNDP UNICEF USA USAID UWI WI WTO

DFID Drivers of Change Dominican Republic Eastern Caribbean Eastern Caribbean Central Bank European Development Fund Economic Partnership Agreement European Union Free Trade Agreement Heads of Government Information and Communication Technology for Development Information and Communication Technology Inter-American Development Bank The (UWI) Institute of International Relations International Monetary Fund Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (CARICOM) Jamaica Labour Party Less-Developed Country Mainstreaming Adaptation to Climate Change North American Free Trade Agreement Non-Governmental Organisation Organisation of American States Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States Office of Trade Negotiations of CARICOM Pan- Caribbean Partnership against HIV/AIDS Regional Security System Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic Studies Small Island Developing States Technical Action Services Unit Trade and Economic Integration United Kingdom Unión de Naciones Suramericanas/ Union of South American Nations United Nations Development Programme United Nations Children’s Fund United States of America United States Agency for International Development University of the West Indies West Indies World Trade Organisation

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CONTENTS
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY METHODOLOGY 1. CONTEXT a. Overview of Regional Integration Processes b. Current Trends – Challenges,...
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