Caricom Multilateral Air Services Agreement

The Heads of State and Government recognised that the agreement of all Member States on MASA would make the Community a liberalised environment for CARICOM air carriers. Several CARICOM Member States, including Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, have signed the Multilateral Air Transport Agreement (EASA), which aims to increase the flexibility of CARICOM-owned airlines to provide air services throughout the Community. The Memorandum of Understanding on the provisional application of the Multilateral Air Transport Agreement was signed by Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Saint Vincent and Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago. It does not allow to restrict routes, capacity or. With regard to maritime transport, the Heads of State and Government agreed to set up a joint private-public sector team to „verify the results and recommendations of reports on a regional ferry service. The team was asked to provide preliminary estimates of the implementation of ferry services after discussions and negotiations with potential ferry operators. The CARICOM Multilateral Air Services Agreement expands the flexibility of CARICOM-owned airlines to offer air services throughout the Community. The Heads of State and Government also agreed to restructure the Regional Transport Commission (RTRC) and its programmes in order to improve efficiency. Member States that had not signed and ratified the agreement were invited to do so. Nine countries have meanwhile signed the CFS, which allows for provisional application. . . .