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Caribbean Leaders Meet for Summit Talks

LADB Article ID: 54687
Category/Department: Region
Date: 1998-07-16
By: LADB Staff

Leaders of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) met in St. Lucia July 1-4 for their 19th summit celebrating the organization's 25th year. On the agenda was the European Union (EU) banana-import system, progress toward creation of a Caribbean common market and Caribbean court, and increased ties with South Africa. High on the agenda was protecting the favorable banana-import agreement with the EU that the World Trade Organization (WTO) declared a violation of free trade in 1997.

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