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Dominica

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Dominica country brief

Shared international perspectives, modest trading, and sporting ties.

Key engagement

Pursuit of common interests in multilateral for a, particularly the UN, UN organisations and the Commonwealth.

Outlook

Export and investment opportunities exist in Dominica for Australian businesses, particularly in construction, transport, tourism and related industries.

Bilateral relations

Australia's High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago has non-resident accreditation to Dominica. Dominica does not have official representation in Australia.

The Australian Government provided $1.5 million in humanitarian assistance to Dominica through the International Organization for Migration (relief housing) and the UN Fund for Population Activities after Hurricane Maria in 2017.

Foreign relations

Australia and Dominica are members of the Commonwealth, International Maritime Organisation (IMO),World Trade Organisation (WTO), United Nations (UN), and UN organisations.

Dominica is a member of the the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), the Association of Caribbean States (ACS), the Organization of American States (OAS), the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, and other regional organisations.

It is a member of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) grouping, which includes small island states in the Caribbean, Pacific and Indian Oceans. Australia's foreign policy is guided by the Foreign Policy White Paper.

Fast facts

Dominican visitors to Australia (2019 Dept of Home Affairs #
100
Australian visitors to Dominica (primary destination 2019 Dept of Home Affairs) #
300
Resident Australian population born in Dominica (2016 Census)
31
Australian residents of Caribbean Islander descent (2016 Census)
3,650
Dominican students in Australia (2019 Dept of Education)
6

# This data is owned by Home Affairs. It provides quarterly updates to this data on its website.

High level engagement

2017 July – Foreign Minister Julie Bishop met Dominica's Foreign Minister Baron in Grenada.

2017 June – Australia's Ambassador for Women and Girls, Dr Sharman Stone, visited Dominica.

Agreements with Dominica

In progress Tax Information Exchange Agreement (Treasury)

Public diplomacy

Through the Direct Aid Program (DAP), the Australian Government provides financial support to a range of projects in Dominica. In 2018-19, the Direct Aid Program supported projects focused on food security, children with disabilities and disaster risk resilience.

Economic diplomacy

The Australian Government supports Australian investors in Dominica by providing support and advice on political, economic and regulatory environments.

Further economic and trade information can be found in our Dominica trade/economic fact sheet [PDF].

Business

Export and investment opportunities exist in Dominica for Australian businesses, particularly in tourism and related industries.

Austrade’s Mexico City Office aims to attract foreign direct investment from Dominica into Australia, identifies market opportunities in Dominica and promotes the capabilities of Australian exporters and education providers.

Austrade

Austrade offices

Australian High Commission in Trinidad and Tobago

18 Herbert Street, St Clair, Port of Spain
Trinidad and Tobago

Tel: +1 (868) 822 5450

General: ahc.portofspain@dfat.gov.au

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Travel

See Smartraveller for information on travelling: smartraveller.gov.au

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