Caribbean Free Trade Association (CARIFTA)
Association de libre-échange des Caraïbes
15 Dec 1965, Dickenson Bay (Antigua), by signature of an agreement, followed by a supplementary agreement done at St John's (Antigua), 18 Mar 1968. The modified agreement came into force on 1 May 1968. Statutes registered in 'UNTS 1/11011'. H-XH0326 - British West Indies Federation had been set up in 1958 and ceased to exist in 1962. CARIFTA itself was replaced and extended by D-XD4579 - Caribbean Community (CARICOM), set up following the Treaty of 4 Jul 1973, Chaguaramas (Trinidad). The bilateral clearing machinery existing within CARIFTA was superseded, 1977, by U-XF9702 - Caribbean Community Multilateral Clearing Facility; clearing operations suspended, 1 Apr 1983. Instrumental in setting up: F-XF2530 - Caribbean Festival of Creative Arts (CARIFESTA).
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