St. Kitts and Nevis is a beneficiary of the Caribbean Basin Initiative, CARIBCAN, and Lomé agreements qualifying it for trade concessions with the United States, Canada, and the European Union. Also a member of GATT and WTO.
Nevis is of volcanic origin, rises gently from the white sand beaches to the Nevis peak located centrally.
The Vance W. Amory Airport is located about 6 miles from Charlestown.
A total of 269 sq. km. (104 sq, mi.). Separated by a two mile stretch of water, St. Kitts is 176 sq. km. (68 sq. mi.) and Nevis is 93 sq. km. (36 sq. mi.)
Charlestown (Nevis) has a 368 ft. by 26.25 ft, pier with a draft of 15 feet at the head.