COTED

  • COTED BEGINS SERIES OF MEETINGS ON TRADE AND ECONOMIC ISSUES

    Ministers and officials from the Region’s Trade and Agricultural sectors will meet in Georgetown, Guyana over several days for a series of Meetings under the umbrella of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). It will be the Eleventh Meeting of the Council, one of the four ministerial Organs of the Community, and the one that is charged with…

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  • CARICOM STATEMENT ON THE EU BANANA IMPORT REGIME ISSUED BY THE 10TH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE

    The Tenth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) which was convened in Georgetown, Guyana,11-12 January 2001 is dismayed at the decision of the Agriculture Council of the European Union to direct the Commission to prepare for a revised EU banana import regime based on the principle of “First Come, First Served” (FCFS). The proposal is totally…

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  • CARICOM POSITION ON AGRICULTURE AND SERVICES FOR WTO NEGOTIATIONS

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ministers responsible for Trade and Economic Development have agreed to a CARICOM position on Agriculture and Services in the current round of negotiations taking place in the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Assistant Secretary-General for Regional Trade and Economic Integration at the CARICOM Secretariat, Byron Blake, reporting on the CARICOM initiative, explained that the Ministers also agreed…

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  • STATEMENT ON THE BELIZE/GUATEMALA DISPUTE ISSUED BY THE TENTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED), 11 JANUARY 2001

    The Tenth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development [COTED] of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) received information from the Minister representing Belize on recent developments in the Belize-Guatemala border dispute. The Meeting recalled that last year both sides had agreed to engage in confidence-building measures to ease tension along the common border and to appoint a Panel of…

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  • REMARKS BY THE HON. OSBORNE RIVIERE, MINISTER FOR TRADE, INDUSTRY AND MARKETING, DOMINICA, AT THE TENTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED), 11-12 JANUARY 2001, GEORGETOWN, GUYANA

    Salutations. Let me begin by first extending, on behalf of the Government and people of the Commonwealth of Dominica, a happy and prosperous 2001 to all my colleague Ministers, the Secretary-General, officials, and staff of the CARICOM Secretariat. It is our hope that the year 2001 will be for you and for all of us in CARICOM, a year of…

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  • DIVERSE AND COMPLEX ISSUES BEFORE COTED OFFICIALS

    The Tenth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED), opened today at the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana with officials beginning their first round of discussions on a wide range of issues described as “diverse and complex”. In setting the tone of the two-day meeting, Belizean Chairman Dr. Marcelino Avila, who is also the Chief…

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  • COTED MEETS ON CRUCIAL CSME MATTERS

    The Tenth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) will focus on crucial issues concerning the establishment of CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) when the week-long officials and ministerial deliberations begin at the Guyana-based CARICOM Secretariat on 8 January, 2001. The outcome of the Second Special Consultation between CARICOM and the Civil Society leadership in Barbados…

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  • HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NINTH MEETING OF THE COUNCIL FOR TRADE AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (COTED), 16-17 June 2000,  Bridgetown, Barbados

    The Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) has responsibility for overseeing all trade and economic development issues and covers all economic sectors of the Community. This Meeting, its ninth focussed on the agriculture sector in addition to the establishment of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). Attention was also paid to CARICOM external economic and trade relations and…

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  • COMPLETING CARICOM TREATY REVISION MAIN COTED FOCUS

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will focus its attention on a number of trade and economic issues, particularly those in relation to the implementation of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy in June. These Meetings will be held under the umbrella of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED). The Meetings will take place in Barbados and the CARICOM Secretary-General,…

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  • EIGHTH MEETING OF COTED UNDER WAY

    Delegates to the Eighth Meeting of the Council for Trade and Economic Development (COTED) have begun deliberating a number of key “bread and butter” issues pertinent to the well-being of the people of the Region. They will map definitive action in response to a number of challenges facing it, at a two-day meeting which began today, 7 February, 2000 at…

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