The CARIFORUM Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPOL), of which Guyana is a member, grants duty-free and quota-free access to the European Union to all CARIFORUM products, with the temporary exception of rice and sugar. The cariforum region is the first group among African, Caribbean and Pacific countries to ensure a comprehensive EPA with Europe that covers not only goods, but also services, investment and trade-related issues, such as innovation and intellectual property. . . .