Caribbean Trade Reference Centre

Caribbean Trade Reference Centre

 
CARIBCAN
 
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The main feature of CARIBCAN is the unilateral extension by Canada, beginning on June 15, 1986, of duty-free access to the Canadian market for most commodities originating in Commonwealth Caribbean countries. On November 28, 1986, a decision by the Contracting Parties to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) waived until June 15, 1998, the provisions of paragraph 1 of Article 1 of the General Agreement, "only to the extent necessary to permit the Government of Canada to provide duty-free treatment to eligible imports of Commonwealth Caribbean countries benefiting from the provisions of CARIBCAN, without being required to extend the same duty-free treatment to like products of any other contracting party" (L/6102). On December 15, 2006 the WTO extended the CARIBCAN waiver until December 31, 2011 (WT/L/677). The conditions associated with the CARIBCAN waiver remain unchanged. For more information, please consult the WTO document WT/L/741.

Canada – Tariff Treatment for Commonwealth Caribbean Countries
2008 Report on the Trade-Related Provisions of CARIBCAN
2007 Report on the Trade-Related Provisions of CARIBCAN
2006 Report on the Trade-Related Provisions of CARIBCAN
2005 Report on the Trade-Related Provisions of CARIBCAN
2004 Report on the Trade-Related Provisions of CARIBCAN
2003 Report on the Trade-Related Provisions of CARIBCAN
2002 Report on the Trade-Related Provisions of CARIBCAN


Rules of Origin
Rules of Origin Respecting CARIBCAN
Rules of Origin Respecting the General Preferential Tariff and Least Developed Country Tariff