Archive Article: 1997/06/30

30 June 1997

Caricom leaders start a four-day meeting in Jamaica today. They will consider
expanding the 14-member Caribbean Community. They will also talk about how to
deal with a threat to their preferential banana market in Europe and the loss of
markets in the US to Mexico.

Cuba has asked for negotiations on a free trade treaty. Haiti has applied for
Caricom membership.

  • Financial Times 30/06/97 page 9

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