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  • Haiti

    ​Haiti became the Caribbean Community’s newest member on 2 July 2002 some four years after provisional membership had been granted. In October 2007 the CARICOM Representation Office in Haiti (CROH) was established with the mandate of assisting the Government of Haiti to implement the terms of the CARICOM Single Market (CSM) as early as possible. The CROH operates as part…

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  • CARICOM-UNSCR 1540 Capacity-building Initiatives

    ​ The CARICOM-UNSCR 1540 Implementation Programme has undertaken several major initiatives over the past year to prevent proliferation in the CBRN domain and to simultaneously strengthen regional response and interdiction capacity in relation to conventional security challenges, such as illegal weapons and narcotics trafficking. These initiatives are as follows –     Commodity Identification Training (CIT) The CARICOM-UNSCR 1540 Programme, in…

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  • United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 1540

    ​The CARICOM-United Nations 1540 Implementation Programme is a Region-wide initiative which assists CARICOM Member States in meeting their obligations under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) and involves the implementation of strategic trade legislation – including domestic import and export laws – to prevent the transit, trans-shipment, import, export, re-export or brokering of dual-use materials that can be used…

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  • The Current Challenge

    ​CARICOM Member States, like the majority of countries within the United Nations system, largely lack the necessary legal foundations upon which to build and enforce an effective regional system of export controls and border security as mandated by UNSCR 1540 and subsequent United Nations resolutions. Despite endorsement of non-proliferation objectives by CARICOM Member States, regional implementation of the UNSCR 1540…

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  • External Security Cooperation

    ​Cooperation with the US – The Caribbean Basin Security Initiative(CBSI) The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United States have enjoyed longstanding, co-operative and mutually beneficial relations – a recent manifestation of this being the launch of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).  Caribbean Governments have long realised that it was not feasible to address the issue of crime and crime-related…

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  • INSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS

    ​There are five institutions established to facilitate implementation of the Agreement. They are as follows:     – The Joint CARIFORUM-EU Council     – The CARIFORUM-EU Trade and Development Committee     – The Special Committee on Customs Cooperation and Trade Facilitation     – The CARIFORUM-EU Parliamentary Committee     – The CARIFORUM-EU Consultative Committee The Joint Council and the Trade and Development…

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  • THE CARIFORUM-EU EPA IN CONTEXT

    ​A Momentous Step Towards a New, Transformed Relationship The CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) was the first trade agreement of its kind to be concluded between the European Union (EU) and one of six African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) negotiating configurations. The Agreement heralds the dawn of a new era of relations between CARIFORUM and the EU.…

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  • The Single Market and UWI Graduates by Professor Norman Girvan

    On January 30, 2006, at an historic ceremony on the UWI Mona Campus, the leaders of six CARICOM countries signed a declaration of compliance with the CARICOM Single Market. They were Barbados, Belize, Guyana, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Six other countries, members of the Organisation of East Caribbean States (OECS), have undertaken to become Single Market compliant no…

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  • TAX MANAGEMENT: STRUCTURE/FUNCTION/DEVELOPMENT AND DYNAMICS OF CLIENT MARKETING by Clive C. Nicholas

    INTRODUCTION During the past decade, there has been a noticeable trend throughout the world whereby the pressures on tax administration to become more efficient and effective have resulted in major efforts to reform tax systems. More and more taxpayers are demanding top quality services for them to meet their responsibilities and that the tax laws be applied with integrity and…

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