Trade

  • CARICOM TRADE MINISTERS AND WTO HEAD TO MEET IN GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

    Caribbean Trade Ministers will meet with the Mexican Foreign Minister and the Director General of the World Trade Organisation, (WTO), Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi in Georgetown, Guyana on Friday 28 November, 2003. H.E Ernesto Derbez, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico was the Chairman of the Fifth Session of the WTO Ministerial Conference, which was held in Cancun in early September.…

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  • SECRETARY-GENERAL OFF TO INDIA, CHOGM

    CARICOM Secretary-General Mr. Edwin Carrington is closing off a busy year with a heavy schedule of engagements, which began last weekend. On Sunday, Mr. Carrington left the Region with the Chairman of the Community Council of Ministers, the Hon. K. D. Knights, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade of Jamaica, on a six-day visit to India in response to…

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  • Accord ‘Endorsed’ at Miami Trade Talks

    MIAMI, UNITED STATES – Trade Ministers, from thirty-four countries, gathered at the Eighth Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Ministerial Meeting, in Miami, endorsed a key Ministerial Declaration, November 20. The Ministerial, set to last two days, concluded a day early. The summit followed a meeting of Vice-Ministers, November 15 to 18. The Ministerial Meeting produced a ‘compromise’ Ministerial…

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  • RNM Chief: FTAA Talks ‘Amicable’

    MIAMI, UNITED STATES – “Deliberations, thus far, have been amicable and constructive”. Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (RNM) Director-General, Ambassador Richard Bernal, made these remarks, November 17, two days into the Sixteenth meeting of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC), convened in Miami, United States. The four-day TNC, that got underway November 15, is striving…

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  • RNM Chief: FTAA Talks ‘Amicable’

    MIAMI, UNITED STATES – “Deliberations, thus far, have been amicable and constructive”. Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (RNM) Director-General, Ambassador Richard Bernal, made these remarks, November 17, two days into the Sixteenth meeting of the Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA) Trade Negotiations Committee (TNC), convened in Miami, United States. The four-day TNC, that got underway November 15, is striving…

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  • RNM-AGCI Trade Seminar Lauded

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – A ‘CARICOM Regional Training Seminar’, entitled: “International Negotiations, Free Trade Agreements and its Impact in Export Promotion: The Chilean Experience”, came to a close today. Convened in Montego Bay, Jamaica, October 20 to 23, it was coordinated by the International Cooperation Agency of Chile (AGCI), in collaboration with the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (RNM). The objective…

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  • RNM-AGCI Collaborate in Trade Seminar

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – In an historic collaboration with the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (RNM), the International Cooperation Agency of Chile (AGCI) has coordinated and arranged the delivery of a ‘CARICOM Regional Training Seminar’ to be convened in Montego Bay, Jamaica, October 20 to 23. The Seminar is entitled: “International Negotiations, Free Trade Agreements and its Impact in Export Promotion:…

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  • RNM-AGCI Collaborate in Trade Seminar

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – In an historic collaboration with the Caribbean Regional Negotiating Machinery (RNM), the International Cooperation Agency of Chile (AGCI) has coordinated and arranged the delivery of a ‘CARICOM Regional Training Seminar’ to be convened in Montego Bay, Jamaica, October 20 to 23. The Seminar is entitled: “International Negotiations, Free Trade Agreements and its Impact in Export Promotion:…

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  • CANCUN SUMMIT COLLAPSES : GLOBAL TRADE AGENDA ‘UNSETTLED’ CARIBBEAN REGIONAL NEGOTIATING MACHINERY

    The Fifth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference came to an end in Cancún, Mexico, September 14. However, the ‘endgame’ was not the result WTO members had hoped for. The Cancún summit closed with no consensus on key items on its agenda. Members failed to bridge their differences. Divisions amongst members proved too deep. “There were fundamental differences over key…

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  • Cancún Summit Collapses: Global Trade Agenda ‘Unsettled’

    CHRIST CHURCH, BARBADOS – The Fifth World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference came to an end in Cancún, Mexico, September 14. However, the ‘endgame’ was not the result WTO members had hoped for. The Cancún summit closed with no consensus on key items on its agenda. Members failed to bridge their differences. Divisions amongst members proved too deep. “There were…

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