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The use of treaties between sovereign states is a centuries-long practice that has become formalised and codified over the years to form the complex system that characterises modern day international relations. Two sovereign states may negotiate bilateral agreements between them to establish the parameters of their relationship. International and regional organisations such as the United Nations and the Organisation of American States serve as fora in which multilateral treaties are negotiated. Multilateral treaties are agreements with three or more states parties and usually address issues of global or regional concern such as trade, the environment, human rights, disarmament and the conduct of combatants during war.
Barbados is a state party to a number of bilateral and multilateral treaties, having attained the right to enter into treaties upon achieving independence in 1966. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade acts as the depositary for treaties to which Barbados has formally committed itself through signature, accession or ratification. Barbados' policy regarding the ratification or accession of treaties closely reflects its foreign policy objectives. Thus, there is direct correlation between the issues to which Barbados ascribes importance and the treaties to which Barbados is party.
Under The Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization of Foreign Public Documents, The Apostille Convention, an apostille allows documents issued in signatory countries to be recognised in each other.
The ABCs of Apostilles
The list of treaties can be viewed on the website of Invest Barbados.
BARBADOS' BILATERAL TREATY NETWORK - JAN 11, 2013
ECONOMIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT (EPA) TREATIES
- Economic Partnership Agreement between the Cariforum States, of the One Part, and the European Community and its Member States, of the Other Part
- Annexes I-VII
- Certification of EPA Text and Documents
- Date of the Signing of the Agreement
- Final Act
- Schedule of Tariff Liberalisation of the CARIFORUM States (pages 1-643)