In order for the Caribbean region to successfully maximise on any trade relations with China and narrow the gap within the free trade system, the region must create a free trade agreement that would facilitate value added activities and spur growth.
This is the advice of Bharrat Jagdeo, President of Guyana, who was speaking on Monday at the Third China-Caribbean Economic and Trade Co-operation Forum, at the Hyatt Regency Trinidad Hotel, Port-of-Spain. Jagdeo, who declared that China is the future for trade within the Caribbean, said there exists inequalities in trade relations between developed and developing countries that create barriers to successful trading—putting developing countries at a disadvantage.
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