Barbados is moving to
preserve trade with the United Kingdom post Brexit.
Word of this from Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Sandra Husbands, as debate on the Second Reading of the Economic Partnership Agreement Bill got underway in the lower house Tuesday.
She says the country is working to ensure such through the CARIFORUM-UK Economic Partnership Agreement, which will take effect if the UK leaves the European Union with no deal.
Countries covered by the CARIFORUM-UK EPA signed in March this year include Caricom member states along with the Dominican Republic.
Minister Husbands says protection of trade is important, as government crafts the future for its people.
Minister Husbands labelled the Democratic Labour Party’s inaction on the EPA as an act of political malpractice.
She was also critical of the former administration’s position with respect to the Caricom Single Market and Economy, CSME.