Canada introduced its own trade and economic development programme, CARIBCAN, in 1986. The programme extends preferential, one-way, duty-free access for a wide range of products from the countries of the Commonwealth Caribbean. (see Appendix C).
Products not eligible for duty-free treatment include textile products, clothing, footwear, luggage, handbags, leather garments, lubricating oils and methanol.
To qualify, goods must be certified as being grown or manufactured in one or more of the beneficiary countries. A minimum of sixty percent (60%) of the ex-factory price (including transport and export packaging cost, factory overheads and reasonable profit) must originate in the Commonwealth Caribbean or Canada.