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Association of Caribbean States (ACS)



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Caribbean Expanded Economic Space (Mexico, Jamaica, Colombia, Costa Rica)


  1. Introduction to the Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
  2. Functions and Organization of the Association of Caribbean States
  3. Member countries of the Association of Caribbean States
  4. The Greater Caribbean
  5. Trends in the Caribbean Foreign Trade
  6. The Caribbean Expanded Economic Space
  7. Trade Agreements in the Caribbean region


The objectives of the subject “Association of Caribbean States” are the following:

  1. To understand the aims and functions of the Association of Caribbean States
  2. To evaluate the benefits for the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States
  3. To analyze the economic and trade integration process between the member countries of the Association of Caribbean States
  4. To analyze the economic relations between the Association of Caribbean States countries with the country of the student
  5. To understand the concept of the Caribbean Expanded Economic Space

Online Student (Master International Business Foreign Trade)


The Subject “Association of Caribbean States (ACS)” belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Latin American Economic Integration

Masters: International Business, Foreign Trade.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorate: American Business, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters adapted for Caribbean students.

  1. Belize, Masters, International Business Trade Belizean Students
  2. Guyana, Masters, International Business Trade Guyanese Students
  3. Suriname, Masters, International Business Trade Surinamese Students

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English or Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Asociación de Estados del Caribe Study Doctorate in International Business in French Association des États de la Caraïbe Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Associação dos Estados do Caribe.

  1. Credits of the Subject “Association of Caribbean States”: 1 ECTS Credits
  2. Duration: one week

Foreign Trade and Business in the Caribbean (CARICOM) and Cuba


Association of Caribbean States.

The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) was created in 1994 in Cartagena de Indias (Republic of Colombia, America), with the objective of promoting the consultation, cooperation and concerted action between all the Caribbean economies: Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela.

The objectives of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) are the following:

  1. To strength the Caribbean cooperation and integration process, creating an enhanced economic area in the region
  2. To preserve the environmental integrity of the Caribbean Sea
  3. To promote the Greater Caribbean sustainable development

The Association of Caribbean States has five ad hoc committees:

  1. International Trade development and foreign economic relations
  2. Sustainable tourism
  3. International transport
  4. Natural disasters
  5. Budget and administration

The observers and associated members of the Association of Caribbean States are:

  1. Eight other non-independent Caribbean Countries are eligible for associate countries
  2. The associate members of the Association of Caribbean States are Aruba, Curaçao, France (on behalf of the French Guiana, Guadeloupe, and Martinique). British Virgin Islands, the Netherlands Antilles (Bonares, Saba, Saint Eustatius, Saint Maarten) and Turks and Caicos
  3. The founding observers of the Association of Caribbean States are the CARICOM Secretariat, Secretariat of Latin American economic System (SELA), Central American Integration System (SICA) and the Permanent Secretariat of the General Agreement on the Central American economic integration to facilitate their participation in the works of the Ministerial Council and special committees
  4. The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Caribbean Tourism Organization were admitted as founding observers in 2000 and 2001 respectively
  5. The observer countries are Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, India, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Morocco, Peru, Russia, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine, and the UK

All the countries of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), except Suriname, are Christian countries.

Christianity and Global Business (Catholicism, Protestantism)

The Association of Caribbean States (ACS) is part of the Latin American and the Caribbean economic areas of the Western Civilization.

Market Access - Trade Agreements


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