Economic Integration

  • Photo of Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019

    Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has taken steps to accelerate the use of the measures under the CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME). The Conference of Heads of Government in July 2017, approved the Implementation Plan for the CSME 2017-2019 which coincides with the CARICOM Strategic Plan (2015-2019). The Plan is a comprehensive document which details the level of implementation of measures…

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  • Facilitating Intra-Regional Agri-Food Trade

    This Brief: Informs of the recent study on Non-Tariff Measures (NTM) and Non-Tariff Barriers (nTB), and their impacts on intra-regional agri-food trade. Clarifies, in a concise manner, the context of this long-standing issue and the difference between nTMs and nTBs. Calls for consensus on the need for, and  type of concerted actions to be taken to ‘systematically dismantle’ as opposed…

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  • Photo of Successful COFAP and CSME Meetings in Barbados

    Successful COFAP and CSME Meetings in Barbados

    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 CARICOM, Prime Minister Andrew Holness of Jamaica and Chairman of the Council on Finance and Planning, Prime Minister Gaston Browne of Antigua, at a briefing to close the Sixth Meeting…

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  • Photo of Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

    Issues impacting lives of CARICOM Citizens get attention at COFAP Meeting in Barbados

    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 Economy. It is the sixth Special Meeting of the Council for Finance and Planning (COFAP) and was convened under the Chairmanship of Antigua and Barbuda’s Prime Minister and Minister of Finance…

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  • Photo of New Ambassador of Belize to CARICOM accredited

    New Ambassador of Belize to CARICOM accredited

    New Ambassador of Belize to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Mr Lawrence Sylvester presented his Credentials to Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque on Friday 8 June 2018, in  Georgetown, Guyana.

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  • Photo of Guyana lauded for fostering Caribbean unity on its 52nd Independence Anniversary

    Guyana lauded for fostering Caribbean unity on its 52nd Independence Anniversary

    The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has congratulated Guyana on its 52nd Anniversary of Independence, praising its role ‘at the forefront of all initiatives fostering Caribbean unity’. Secretary-General Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, in a congratulatory message to Guyana’s President HE David Granger, also noted that the country’s five decades of self rule has seen it advance socially, economically and in other spheres. “Guyana…

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  • Photo of Address by Hon Chet Greene to the 46th COTED Meeting in Guyana

    Address by Hon Chet Greene to the 46th COTED Meeting in Guyana

    Colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, there are many ongoing international, regional and domestic issues that will impact the work programme and the agenda of the Council. However, in the face of all these issues, the Council must find an appropriate mix of methodologies and strategies to address the ever expanding agenda of the Council. I am pleased to note that the…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Secretary-General addresses Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association’s AGM

    CARICOM Secretary-General addresses Trinidad and Tobago Manufacturers Association’s AGM

    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 important stakeholder in our integration arrangements.     The fact that this Association has been serving its members continuously for 62 years is testimony to its value.  It has…

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  • Photo of CARICOM Business News

    CARICOM Business News

    Please see the latest edition of the CARICOM Business newsletter which comprises information culled from news entities in the Caribbean and beyond and includes a Foreign Exchange Summary, a Stock Exchange Summary and International Oil Prices. CARICOM Business 16 Feb 2018  

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  • Photo of Happy 214th Haiti!

    Happy 214th Haiti!

    Congratulatory Message to the President of Haiti HE Jovenel Moïse from CARICOM Chairman Ambassador Irwin LaRocque  to mark the country’s 214th Independence Anniversary, 1 January 2018.             “Excellency  The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) extends warmest congratulations to the Government and People of the Republic of Haiti on the occasion of the Two Hundred and Fourteenth Anniversary of Independence. As a nation…

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