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Cayman Islands: Foreign Relations
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The British government retained control over all foreign policy and defense matters for these dependent territories. The two territories participated in the Commonwealth of Nations and, because of their ties to Britain, were considered states associated with the European Economic Community, a status that greatly facilitated trade with the rest of Western Europe. No British Army or British Navy forces were based in the two territories. Military security was provided by British forces stationed in Belize. In addition to the Commonwealth of Nations, both the Cayman Islands and the Turks and Caicos Islands belonged to the Caribbean Development Bank.

Data as of November 1987

Last Updated: November 1987

Editor's Note: Country Studies included here were published between 1988 and 1998. The Country study for Cayman Islands was first published in 1987. Where available, the data has been updated through 2008. The date at the bottom of each section will indicate the time period of the data. Information on some countries may no longer be up to date. See the "Research Completed" date at the beginning of each study on the Title Page or the "Data as of" date at the end of each section of text. This information is included due to its comprehensiveness and for historical purposes.

Note that current information from the CIA World Factbook, U.S. Department of State Background Notes, Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Country Briefs, the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Country Profiles, and the World Bank can be found on

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