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CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME)

The CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) is an enlarged market which  offers: more and better opportunities to produce and sell goods and services and to attract investment; greater economies of scale; increased competitiveness; full employment and improved standards of living for the people of the Caribbean Community.  The ultimate goal of the  CSME is to provide the foundation for growth and development through the creation of a single economic space for the production of competitive goods and services. The CSME is at the heart of CARICOM’s economic integration; and economic integration is one of four pillars on which CARICOM rests in  pursuit of its objectives.Already, the CSME  has had an impact on the lives of citizens and
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Successful COFAP and CSME Meetings in Barbados

Posted: 06 September 2018 - Press Releases
CARICOM Citizens can rest assured that their leaders are moving with “renewed passion and energy” to make sure that the Community is functioning.This was pointed out by Chairman of
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CSME challenges being addressed at Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee meeting in Barbados

Posted: 05 September 2018 - Regional News
As a sign of the ongoing commitment of CARICOM Heads of Government to make the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) more effective, the body which provides political oversight and strategic
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Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

Posted: 04 September 2018 - Regional News
CARICOM Finance and Planning Ministers were meeting in Barbados Tuesday to advance a number of development initiatives geared towards enhancing the use and operation of the Single Market and
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Barbados PM leads talks with CARICOM Secretariat on CSME

Posted: 27 July 2018 - Press Releases
Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley, the Lead Head of Government in the CARICOM Quasi-Cabinet with responsibility for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy, on Friday held the first of her planned
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Measures to Fast-Track Full Implementation of CSME

Posted: 11 July 2018 - Regional News
(Jamaica Information Service Pres Release) Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM)have put measures in place to fast-track the full implementation of the CARICOM Single
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Exploit efficiencies to deliver benefits for the people of CARICOM and to remain relevant

Posted: 06 July 2018 - Press Releases
CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     Exploiting efficiencies and opportunities to deliver benefits to the people, was the central chord of
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We must do more and do it more quickly - SG urged CARICOM Heads on CSME

Posted: 05 July 2018 - Press Releases
 (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     As the CARICOM Single Market and Economy returns to Jamaica, its place of induction, for a review, the
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Start with the Single Domestic Space for hassle free travel – PM Mottley

Posted: 04 July 2018 - Regional News
Prime Minister of Barbados, Hon. Mia Mottley, addressed the 39th Regular Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government, which opened on 4 July in Montego Bay, Jamaica and reminded of the
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Mottley: Time to act is now

Posted: 04 July 2018 - Regional News
The region’s young people will not wait another ten years nor will they forgive present leaders for procrastination or lack of courage.And Prime Minister of Barbados, Mia Mottley, told
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CSME in focus as CARICOM Heads of Government meet in Montego Bay

Posted: 04 July 2018 - Regional News
CARICOM leaders head to the scenic Montego Bay, Jamaica, for their Thirty-Ninth Regular Meeting. The Meeting will be held 4-6 July at the Montego Bay Convention Centre.As it was, more than two
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CSME necessary; Consultation raises concerns over architecture

Posted: 12 June 2018 - Press Releases
Stakeholders at the just-concluded Stakeholder consultation on the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) agree that there is value in, and benefits to be derived from the CSME.The common
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Stakeholders zero in on implementation as CSME Consultation gets underway

Posted: 08 June 2018 - Press Releases
Is the architecture on which the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) was built appropriate today? Is the CSME overly ambitious? Is there political will and courage to continue the progress on
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Regional Stakeholders Consultation to Look at Making the CSME More Effective

Posted: 07 June 2018 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque is hosting on behalf of the lead Head of Government for the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME), a Stakeholders
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Single ICT Space, cyber security for discussion at ICT officials’ meeting

Posted: 06 June 2018 - Regional News
Progress on the development of the Single ICT space in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), and cyber security, are among the main areas that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) officials
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CARICOM BUSINESS 20 April 2018

Posted: 22 April 2018 - Regional News
 
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CARICOM Secretary-General addresses Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association’s AGM

Posted: 11 April 2018 - Press Releases
Thank you for the invitation to address your Annual General Meeting this morning.  I always welcome the opportunity to interact with the private sector in our Community, since you are an
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Barbados Minister suggests bigger private sector role in regional standards

Posted: 05 April 2018 - Regional News
Minister of Industry, International Business, Commerce and Small Business Development, Donville Inniss, has called on regional standards bodies to make greater use of the skills offered by the
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Systems must be in place to effectively monitor, evaluate integration journey – CARICOM official

Posted: 15 March 2018 - Regional News
   Dr. Richard Brown, Director, CARICOM Single Market and Sectoral Programmes CARICOM Secretariat. (Photo via Barbados Advocate)IT is imperative that systems be put in
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Protecting consumers in the digital era

Posted: 12 March 2018 - Regional News
It is important to consider the protection of the consumer as many persons now engage suppliers in a different jurisdiction. This was posited by a senior official from the Caribbean Community
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CARICOM Institutions talk CSME Free Movement of Persons

Posted: 09 March 2018 - Regional News
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat this week engaged regional institutions based in Barbados on the processes for Free Movement of persons under the CARICOM Single Market
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CARICOM BUSINESS: Vol.1 No. 7

Posted: 05 March 2018 - Regional News
A Weekly Business News Aggregation Service Vol.1 No. 7 compiled & edited by the Directorate of Trade & Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat only as a convenience for the
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Two new Ambassadors to CARICOM accredited

Posted: 12 January 2018 - Press Releases
Developing the world’s first climate resilient countries is a key focus for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) for 2018 which promises to be a year of “rebuilding and growth,”
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Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines reaffirm commitment to CARICOM

Posted: 12 January 2018 - Press Releases
Her Excellency Veronica Griffith, Plenipotentiary Representative of Barbados to CARICOM and His Excellency Allan Alexander, Plenipotentiary Representative of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to CARICOM
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Seize opportunity to help hurricane-hit countries build back better – CARICOM SG

Posted: 10 November 2017 - Press Releases
Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States must seize the opportunity to help the countries that were devastated by the recent hurricanes to build back better and become the first
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CSME Online Platforms launched to promote regional trade and business

Posted: 01 October 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community’s development of a Single Market and Economy has been given a boost with the launch of four new on-line platforms aimed at promoting trade and improving the ease of
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CARICOM to Launch Online CSME Platforms

Posted: 22 September 2017 - Press Releases
(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)      The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat will officially launch four (4) online platforms on Monday 25
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CARICOM opens environment policy, action plan for discussions

Posted: 31 July 2017 - Press Releases
The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat has opened the draft CARICOM Environment and Natural Resources Policy, as well as the Action Plan for national, sub-regional and regional discussions
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CSME the best response to changes in Europe – Outgoing Chair

Posted: 06 July 2017 - Press Releases
CSME the best response to changes in Europe – Outgoing Chair(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)     The CSME is the Community's best response
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Region needs full implementation of CSME, says PM Holness

Posted: 06 July 2017 - Regional News
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness (10th left) and other regional leaders at the opening ceremony of the 38th Regular Meeting of Heads of Government of CARICOM at the Grenada Trade Centre,
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CSME remains best vehicle for sustainable economic growth in the Region - CARICOM SG

Posted: 06 July 2017 - Press Releases
CSME remains best vehicle for sustainable economic growth in the Region - CARICOM SG (CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana)    
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