The Cariforum-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) provides for a Consultative Committee (CC) that ensures monitoring of the agreement by economic and social partners and representatives of civil society organisations. Its main task is to make recommendations on economic, social and environmental aspects of relations between the EU and Cariforum states, as they arise in the context of the EPA implementation.
The CC's membership is decided by the joint council with a view to ensuring broad representation of and consultation with all interested parties. It is made up of representativesfrom the Cariforum side and from the EU side, of which are EESC members.
The EESC secretariat also provides the secretariat for the CC when this task falls to the EU (on alternate years).