CRNM - Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery
Established in April 1997 by the Conference of Heads of Government of CARICOM, the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery
assists Caribbean countries in the coordination and management of trade policy with aim of facilitating the formulation of
a unified negotiating strategy among members. The functions of the CRNM range from providing advise facilitating the
generation of national positions to leading the negotiations in representation of member countries. At the Heads of
Government Meeting held in Belize in March 2009, the leaders of the region took the decision of incorporating the CRNM,
as a specialized unit, into the CARICOM Secretariat.
Caribbean Court of Justice
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is the regional judicial tribunal established on 14 February 2001 by the Agreement
Establishing the Caribbean Court of Justice. The agreement was signed on that date by the Caribbean Community (Caricom)
states of: Antigua & Barbuda; Barbados; Belize; Grenada; Guyana; Jamaica; St. Kitts & Nevis; St. Lucia; Suriname and
Trinidad & Tobago. Two further states, Dominica and St. Vincent & The Grenadines, signed the agreement on 15 February
2003, bringing the total number of signatories to 12. The CCJ was inaugurated on 16 April 2005 in Port of Spain,
Trinidad & Tobago.
CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality
The CARICOM Regional Organisation for Standards and Quality (CROSQ) was created by the Member States of the Caribbean
Community (CARICOM) as an Inter-Governmental Organisation. The mandate of CROSQ is to harmonise and implement standards,
to facilitate international competitiveness, and to increase regional and international trade; for the sustainable
production of goods and services in the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), and the enhancement of social and
CARIBBEAN EXPORT -
Caribbean Export Development Agency
The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export), a regional organisation of the Forum of Caribbean States
(CARIFORUM), became operational on January 1, 1996 but operated under project status prior to 1996 since 1989.
Caribbean Export's mission is to facilitate selected exporters and potential exporters from the Caribbean to increase
exports by providing the highest quality services in the areas of technical assistance, market research, training, market
promotion, trade information, trade advocacy and other related services on an increasingly revenue-earning basis.
Caribbean Export offers to regional and international clients on a cost-sharing basis, commercial and consulting services.
As a regional inter-government agency with funding from the European Union, CARIFORUM Governments and market specialists in
the Caribbean, Latin America, North America and Europe, Caribbean Export is dedicated to helping Caribbean exporters
increase their international competitiveness and export earnings.
Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council
The Caribbean Customs Law Enforcement Council (CCLEC) was established in the early 1970’s as an informal association of
customs administrations within the Caribbean region. The principal objectives of the Council in these early years was the
exchange of information on smuggling and helping the smaller regional administrations adjust to the new threat of organized
drug trafficking through the region.
The mission of the CCLEC is to upgrade the effectiveness and efficiency of its member Customs administrations in pursuing
their mandates, through cooperation, sharing of best practices, human resource development, modernization, automation,
harmonization of processes and procedures and information/intelligence sharing.
Caribbean Development Bank
CDB intends to be the leading Caribbean development finance institution, working in an efficient, responsive and
collaborative manner with our borrowing members, towards the systematic reduction of poverty in their countries,
through social and economic development.
Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute
The Caribbean Agricultural Research and Development Institute (CARDI) was established in 1975 to serve the agricultural
research and development needs of the member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM).
Caribbean Tourism Organization
The CTO, with headquarters in Barbados, comprises 32 member countries, including English, French, Spanish and Dutch
countries and territories, as well as private sector allied members. These include the Caribbean Hotel Association,
companies, organizations and persons providing products and services to the Caribbean tourism industry.