Saint Lucia and Martinique share a rich colonial history which on record began in the early sixteen century. Over the years, the two countries have established many positive diplomatic, cultural, educational ties/relations with the objective to benefit its citizenry and economy in general.
On June 2nd 2014, a declaration of Intention of Cooperation (Framework Agreement) was signed between Mr. Serge Letdhimy, President of the Regional Council of Martinique and Honorable Dr. Kenny D. Anthony, Prime Minister of Saint Lucia, with intentions to facilitate and intensify areas of mutual cooperation between the two countries. Both signatories proposed to exchange experiences in a number of identified priority areas which include:
As a follow up to this agreement, the Ministry of Commerce, Business Development, Investment and Consumer Affairs in collaboration with the Trade Export Promotion Agency is working together towards the exchange of ten products as part of the Trade Facilitation component of the agreement.