What is the difference between the ACS and CARICOM?
CARICOM is mainly the English-speaking Caribbean. It has 15 members, and approximately 13 million people.
The ACS represents the Greater Caribbean, 25 members, and 3 Associate Members, and 237 million people
CARICOM is about integration; the ACS is about cooperation
CARICOM aims to be a Single Market & Economy (CSME)
The ACS is a Zone of Cooperation with its current focus on trade, transport, sustaible tourism and natural disasters
What is the ACS doing?
Working on the Sustainable Tourism Zone of the Caribbean
Facilitating Language Training
Working on the Caribbean Sea Initiative
Coordinating an annual Business Forum of the Greater Caribbean
Defending the interests and treatment of Small Economies
Updating Building Codes
Strengthening Disaster Agencies
What does the ACS Secretariat do?
Daily interaction with member states, social partners, Founding Observer Organisations, regional and international organisations donor agencies and countries on activities, meetings and fund raising related to the Plan of Action