Ambassador Linda S. Taglialatela
U.S. Relations With Grenada
Grenada has shown a commitment to protecting its democratic traditions and delivering educational and economic opportunities to its citizens. The United States and Grenada cooperate through partnerships including the Partnership Framework for HIV and AIDS, and the Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas. The two also cooperate closely in fighting narcotics smuggling and other forms of transnational crime. They have signed a maritime law enforcement treaty with an overflight/order-to-land amendment, a mutual legal assistance treaty, and an extradition treaty.
U.S. Assistance to Grenada
The U.S. Agency for International Development plays a role in Grenada’s development through its office in Bridgetown, Barbados. The Peace Corps has volunteers in Grenada who work in education. Grenada receives counternarcotics assistance from the United States and is eligible to be considered for U.S. military exercise-related construction and humanitarian civic action projects. The United States provides training, equipment, and material to Grenadian security forces, including through the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative. Some U.S. military training is provided as well.
Bilateral Economic Relations
The United States remains one of Grenada’s largest trading partners. Grenada is a beneficiary of the U.S. Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI), which grants duty-free entry into the United States for many goods. The CBI aims to facilitate the economic development and export diversification of the Caribbean Basin economies. Grenada is a member of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM).