Germany and Dominica: Bilateral relations

01.03.2024 - Article

Political and economic relations are friendly but fairly low-key. Cooperation mainly takes place in the form of individual development cooperation and cultural projects and within the United Nations. Dominica’s main exports to Germany are agricultural products. In addition, Dominica receives substantial revenue from Germany in the form of spending by German tourists.

A bilateral investment protection and promotion agreement has been in place since 1986. Other cooperation and trade accords exist within the framework of the agreements between the European Union and the ACP (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) states as well as between the EU and CARIFORUM (CARICOM member states plus the Dominican Republic). Dominica and the states of the Caribbean hope that the signing of the EU’s new partnership agreement with the states of Africa, the Pacific and the Caribbean (Post-Cotonou or Samoa Agreement) will bring a further intensification of relations with the EU. In development cooperation, Dominica has indirect links with Germany through regional projects between Germany and the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) that focus on sustainable economic development, the promotion of renewable energy, adaptation to climate change and fostering biodiversity. In addition, Germany provides assistance through micro-projects and sports promotion measures.

Germany supports the CARICOM states in their efforts to combat the proliferation of small arms through the Caribbean Firearms Roadmap. Dominica benefits from the Federal Foreign Office’s Training for International Diplomats programme, with diplomats from the country regularly being invited to participate in its courses.

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