On 16 The approach is based on a detailed study of the text of the EPA and its annexes, as well as in-depth discussions with some of the main negotiators on the CarIFORUM page. The interviews were conducted both in their personal capacity and on the Internet, as many of the regional negotiating acts live or work outside the region. The critic also participated in presentations and discussions with some of the main regional critics of the agreement. The Cariforum-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) is a permanent instrument of the trade partnership between CARIFORUM and the EC. It replaces the trade component of Lomé IV and its successor, Cotonou (2000). (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkey, Greater Georgetown, Guyana) Trinidad and Tobago to be adopted on 27 The second meeting of the Committee on Trade and Development (CDC) within the Caribbean Forum of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (CARIFORUM) and the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) of the European Union (EPA) of the European Union (EPA) of the European Union (EU) will be on 27 September 2012. . .