Trade and access to the European Union Development Fund after Britain exits the European Union are top concerns for the Caribbean.
They are the two issues that British High Commissioner Janet Douglas said Wednesday would affect Caribbean countries most and during a courtesy call on Nation Group CEO Anthony Shaw, she advised Britain was working with Caribbean governments for transition arrangements for trade after Brexit.
She pointed out such a discussion was “incredibly important, because we don’t want to get to the end of March 2019 and everything stops. We have to be in a position to be able to carry on working with partner countries on all aspects, particularly on trade”.
Britain will officially leave the EU on March 29 and Douglas said: “We need to have in place some arrangements that mean that everybody can carry on the day after we leave, in the same way as they were behaving on the day before.”
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